Apprentice Painter and Decorator



Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 February 2024


Stripping walls and preparing for decorating, masking areas, painting using a range of techniques and paints, wallpapering duties. General housekeeping duties, hand finished paint effects, working alongside building and maintenance. Develop behaviours in professionalism, customer service, responsibility, cleanliness, learning multiscale.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Painter and decorator (level 2)
Between 8AM-5PM Monday to Friday, inclusive of one day per week on college day release.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


2 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Working towards the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to achieve the Level 2 Painter and Decorator standard;

Painter and decorator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

You will be required to attend college one day a week on the London Rd Campus, and the remainder of the week will be in the workplace.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

Where you’ll work





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Painter and decorator (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Comply with health and safety regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Select and use personal protective equipment (PPE), Respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and dust suppression.
  • Check and safely use working at height equipment for example steps, hop-ups, and podiums.
  • Identify hazards and comply with risk assessments, method statements, control measures and safe systems of work and report to manager when required.
  • Read and interpret information for example from drawings, specifications, work instructions, manufacturer’s safety data sheets and manufacturer’s information such as colour charts and notations.
  • Ensure materials are used efficiently and sustainably including suitable disposal of waste.
  • Prepare work area: remove and store furnishings, fixtures and equipment and reinstate.
  • Protect and prepare a safe working area, surrounding surfaces and environment.
  • Select and use hand tools and equipment.
  • Maintain and store hand tools.
  • Select, use, maintain and store power tools.
  • Prepare internal and external untreated surfaces ready to receive finishing systems for example: trowelled finishes plaster or render, plasterboard, timber and timber sheet materials; metals (ferrous and non-ferrous).
  • Prepare internal previously coated surfaces ready to receive finishing systems for example trowelled finishes plaster or render, plasterboard, timber and timber sheet materials.
  • Prepare external previously coated surfaces ready to receive finishing systems for example trowelled finishes plaster or render, timber and timber sheet materials; metals (ferrous and non-ferrous).
  • Prepare and apply surface coatings to untreated external surfaces for example brick, stone, render, wood, metal using a brush and roller.
  • Apply solvent borne and water borne coating systems using brush and roller to ceilings, walls, linear work (skirting board and architrave) doors: flush and panelled and opening windows.
  • Prepare and apply foundation paper: Cross lining or vertical hanging around socket and switches, internal and external angles.
  • Prepare and apply Wallcoverings: Free match or random match finishing papers, vertical hanging, around socket and switches, internal and external angle.
  • Carry out minor repair for example third party damage or post application defect.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Verbally communicate with others, applying construction terminology.
  • Communicate in writing with others for example, internal and external customers, colleagues.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion guidance.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade C / 4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Although the qualification and primary focus of the role is painting and decorating, there will be a variety of new skills you will learn, so this is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career within the construction/property maintenance industry.

    About this company

    PFC Elite Finish has been working as a trusted Ludlow-based Painter and Decorator since 2017, we‘ve developed a reputation for providing outstanding services and can’t think of anything else that would give us the amount of satisfaction we get daily. We committed to two main principles: providing the highest level of service we can, and ensuring that our prices remain competitive and affordable. This focus on price and service is why clients are happy to recommend us to others. We have a customer-oriented approach to our work which explains why we have so many returning clients. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    A full-time position will be considered on successful completion of your apprenticeship allowing the apprentice to start of a long-term career with painting and decorating.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Jules Rhodes


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000227605.

    Apply now

    Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

    When you apply, you’ll be asked to sign in with a GOV.UK One Login. You can create one at the same time as applying for this apprenticeship.