Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating UNICORN DECORATORS LTD

A Painting & Decorating Painting and Decorating (level 2) Apprentice is required. You will be carrying out works at domestic, commercial and industrial sites and must be able to commute to Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Duties include: applying paint, stains, varnishes and other finishes, using brushes and rollers, as well as applying primers and undercoats, or varnishes and glazes.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Full time position 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    25 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Applying paint, stains, varnishes and other finishes
  • Using brushes and rollers
  • Applying primers and undercoats, or varnishes and glazes
  • Wallpapering
  • Removing old paint or wallpaper by sanding or scraping, or by using heat guns, liquid paint removers or steam strippers
  • Laying dust sheets to protect areas from paint
  • Preparing surfaces for decorating by filling holes and sealing cracks
  • Tidying up and cleaning your tools
  • Working in clients’ businesses or homes, or on construction sites.

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

  • Level 2 Certificate in Painting & Decorating
  • Training will take place for 1 day a week at Stoke on Trent College, Burslem Campus.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2) Desired

About the employer

Painting & Decorating firm based in Newcastle Under Lyme. Works with domestic and commercial customers over a number of years and is well established in the area.







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Training provider




01782 638751

Apprenticeship standard

Painter and decorator

Level 2 (GCSE)

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