Do you love painting and decorating? Are you artistic with an eye for detail? If you like practical work and enjoy the variety of working in an interesting environment, then this could be the perfect career for you. You will carry out general painting and decorating tasks within domestic and commercial premises.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri Shifts tbc.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Dorchester Regeneration is searching for their next apprentice to join their team at their development at Heyford Park, Bicester, Oxfordshire which is a former US and RAF airbase which they are transforming into a modern take on the traditional countryside village.

We’re looking to recruit candidates with a great attitude to work and learn and be part of a great team.  A strong communicator, self-starter with a passion to learn and grow yourself, with commitment and positivity.


  • Carry out general painting and decorating tasks within domestic and commercial premises
  • Will gain experience in domestic, period properties delivering mid to high end interior and exterior decorating services including wallpapering

Learn many techniques, such as:

  • Masking and protecting surfaces prior to painting
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Applying various paint coverings using brush and roller
  • Hanging wall coverings

Be expected to ensure all jobs are left clean and tidy and you will develop your communication skills so you can always deliver excellent customer service to a wide variety of clients.

This job may close early if we receive a high number of applications.

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

During your apprenticeship you will gain 1:1 tuition from a time served professional which will enable you to become a highly competent painter and decorator.

You will attend Milton Keynes College one day per week and achieve a Level 2 Painter and Decorator qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be offered a full-time position as a qualified painter and decorator with Dorchester Living.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills


GCSE or equivalent maths & English (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Dorchester Regeneration have over two decades of experience in the property sector and operate individual projects through a network of more than 20 independently owned or joint-venture subsidiary companies. Across the business we employ over 100 people and we have a wide range of in-house expertise covering finance, planning, procurement, strategic infrastructure, civil engineering, housebuilding, commercial lettings, property management, community infrastructure management, ecology and sales & marketing. As well as building new homes for sale, we also build for social and private rent and currently have over 500 units in our rental portfolio, overseen by our own dedicated management company.




Heyford Park House, Heyford Park, Upper Heyford


OX25 5HD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Painter and decorator

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Jun 2023