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Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Opportunity to join the Neighbourhoods Team of SMBC as a Painting & Decorating Apprentice. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of P&D whilst working towards a Level 2 qualification. You will be trained by experienced staff - duties include painting properties inside & out preparing surfaces, under coating, glossing wood work...

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months the rate of pay goes up to NMW for your age group.

    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-Friday, 37 hours between 8am & 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Successful candidates will be expected to -

Undertake training to complete a full range of Painting and Decorating duties inside and outside of Council properties.

To carry out routine and/or planned maintenance in relation Painting and Decorating works.

Re-decorating refreshing and modernising council properties i.e. houses, schools etc.. This will include cleaning and stripping back from its current state and then decorating it to a high standard according to the programme of works.

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

The successful candidate will receive full on the job training from experienced colleagues in Painting and Decorating and all connected trades. They will attend College one day a week and be visited in the work place by their assessor to help guide them along the work required. There will then be a practical end point assessment at the end and on completion you get a Painting and Decorating L2 Standard qualification.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification and experience will massively improve your employability and prospects for the future.

There can be no promises of further employment after the apprenticeship at this stage however if you work hard and impress your colleagues, supervisors and management team there could be further opportunities on successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Motivational, Professional, Mature, Flexible, Willing to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D+/3+ or Functional Skill L1+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D+/3+ or Functional Skill L1+) Essential

Things to consider

This is physically demanding role and requires you to work well in a team, communicate well and be flexible and help out where-ever you can.

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Operations & Development Centre

Direct 2 Industrial Park

Roway Lane

B69 3ES


Michael Wragg

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Painter and decorator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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