Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Bell Group

Bell Group have a well established apprentice programme. Our organisation provides an excellent platform for apprentices to learn, develop, and achieve their potential. You will undertake an industry recognised qualification and have a mentor appointed to support your progression.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A separate pay schedule is in place for apprentices who join the business and are aged 25 or over on commencement of their programme. Current rate £19,266 per annum. All Apprentices receive an annual increment in line with Bell agreed rates.

  • Working week

    Apprentices are contracted to work 39 hours a week: 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday 8am – 3.30pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working as part of a team you will be working on a range of properties including but not limited to houses, schools, offices, hospitals, factories and construction sites. This could involve working internally or externally applying water-borne and/or solvent borne coatings and wallcoverings. You will learn how to prepare surfaces for painting as well as learning about the broad range of different paint coatings and wallcoverings. A fundamental part of this programme will be training on health, safety, wellbeing and environmental requirements within the property maintenance / construction sector.

Your typical duties in this role will include:


  • Duty 1 work in compliance with occupational health, safety and environmental requirements to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of self and others at all times. Report in a timely manner any non-compliances.
  • Duty 2 carry out their work conforming to all current and relevant building regulations, quality standards and work instructions.
  • Duty 3 work to the construction programme, adapting to changes in schedule and requirements where necessary.
  • Duty 4 prepare the work site including setting out the work and selecting materials, tools and equipment appropriate to the project.
  • Duty 5 use the appropriate tools and equipment to prepare substrates and apply decorative materials to industry standards
  • Duty 6 carry out minor repairs or modifications to completed substrates/surfaces
  • Duty 7 collaborate with stakeholders including clients, customers and other construction trades
  • Duty 8 maintain a clear and safe worksite at all times, disposing of waste appropriately and sustainably
  • Duty 9 carry out continuous professional development to maintain knowledge of current and future developments affecting the role
  • Duty 10 receive, unload, move, lift and store materials to site for application following good handling practices to prevent injury or damage.


The training you will be getting

In England all Bell Group Painting & Decorating Apprentices will work towards the Painting & Decorating Standard (L2). This is an industry recognised qualification.

This is a 24 month programme with an End Point Assessment involving a practical assessment, multiple choice examination and assessor discussion.

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis and colleges are appointed based on best geographical location to the apprentice and/or place of work.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion and achievement of your apprenticeship programme there are a wide range of career opporutnities within Bell Group.

These include roles such as working foreman, site supervisor, contract manager, junior surveyor, operations manager and branch manager.

We have an 'Aspiring Leaders' programme that supports the progression of apprentices into Supervisory and Leadership roles and this programme can be applied for on completion of the L2 apprenticeship programme.

We aim to support the internal progression of all our apprentices and you have access to explore these opportunities and associated training over the course of your apprenticeship programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Preferable Maths & English (Grade 1 or above) Desired

Things to consider

We do not require any specific qualifications at point of entry but would expect all candidates to have; • Willingness to learn • Be keen and motivated • Good written and verbal communication skills • Good attention to detail when completing tasks • Able to work well as part of a team • Reliability and good time keeping

About the employer

Bell Group are a family owned and operated Property Maintenance Contractor. With a network of 40 branches nationally and currently employing over 1500 employees. The Group’s main objective is to provide optimum quality of workmanship in all aspects of the property maintenance services that we offer. Clients include the Ministry of Defence, BT, Barratt Homes, Scotrail, National Trust, Engie, The Royal Household together with various NHS Trusts, local authorities and housing associations.


Bell Group


Unit 10

Fernacre Business Park

Budds Lane

SO51 0HA


Karen Fletcher

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Painter and decorator

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants should using the online form on our website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024