Painter & Decorator Apprentice WATES PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this could be a perfect career for you.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,182.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000226762

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering you need
  • Stripping off old wallpaper or paint
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • Preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • Mixing paint to the right shade, either by hand or using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • Applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
  • Tidying up after finishing a job
  • On some jobs you might apply specialist finishes such as rag rolling, graining and marbling. You would often work from ladders or raised platforms to reach ceilings

For industrial projects, you might remove old paintwork with abrasive blasting methods before applying new coatings using industrial paint spraying equipment.

The training you will be getting

You will attend Northampton College on day release and work toward level 2 Painter & Decorator Apprenticeship.

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are many different routes within Wates after successful completion.

Move into a permanent role, Trainee Management programme. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C and above) Desired

About the employer

The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses in the UK. We employ approximately 3,600 people and work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners.

Employer

WATES PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED

Address

Morgan Drive

NN6 9GZ

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Training

Training provider

NORTHAMPTON COLLEGE

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2024