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Apprenticeship in Industrial Painting DENHOLM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIMITED

Fantastic opportunity to work as an industrial Painting apprentice and become part of our team, working for a company that is 155 years old. We have a 3 year contract and you will receive formal training and gain an accredited trade qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £4.81 per hour.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    ​Monday to Friday. Monday-Thursday: 07:30AM TO 16:00pm. Friday: 07:30AM – 13:30pm. Half an hour unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare and maintain working areas for undertaking work safely and effectively.
  • Use established safe manual and mechanical handling techniques to move equipment, material and waste.
  • Undertake the specified method of surface preparation of the steelwork and the specified method of protective coating application to the required standards. 
  • Interpret and work to method statements, specifications, inspection and test plans.
  • Achieve the specified standard of work including the use of appropriate quality control measuring and test equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Identify surface preparation and coatings defects and rectify defective work.
  • Identify and correctly use appropriate personal protective and respirator equipment ensuring that it is in good condition and working correctly 


The candidate will be trained in the following:

  • Full awareness of safety and environmental requirements, including COSHH
  • Methods of cleaning
  • Methods of surface preparation
  • Methods of paint application


Successful apprentices must have the following:

  • Have a questioning attitude to work including to understanding the processes used, associated industrial trades and the need to embrace change to ensure best practice.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and work effectively with others.
  • Be able to think logically using clear and valid reasoning when making decisions.
  • Be motivated and accountable for following specified procedures and controls for planning and carrying out their work activities. 
  • Be accountable for their health and safety, and the health and safety of others.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Industrial Coatings Applicator Level 2. 

All training & learning will be delivered on site.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time positions as painters or blasters
  • Quality assurance
  • Foremen
  • Supervisions
  • Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Punctual, Reliable, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade E-D (2-3) or above.) Essential

Things to consider

Must be strong, fit and able. Working can be in restricted or confined spaces. No heavy lifting. CRB and security checks.

About the employer

We regularly work on both military and commercial dockyard, construction, and infrastructure projects. Across our range of services, we are able to work with our clients to ensure a given project is delivered successfully to them, on time and on budget.




Denholm Industrial Services Limited

C/O BAE Systems


LA14 1AF

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Training provider



Josh Morgan


Apprenticeship standard

Industrial coatings applicator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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