Painter & Decorator Apprentice Trend Decorating Services

This apprenticeship would be ideally suited to an individual who wants to follow a career as a qualified Painter & Decorator by gaining valuable hands-on experience working for a respected company offering a wide range of services to a loyal and demanding list of clients.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The role is offered as between 30-40 hours per week but advertised at the minimum 30 hours per week. If work 40 hours per week the weekly wage is £256 per week.

    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, 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Please apply ASAP rather than waiting for the vacancy to close. We are looking for someone to start employment ASAP once found the right candidate.  You may start college day release after Easter or depending on when you start employment you could start college in September.

Working on domestic and commercial properties where the successful applicant will work internally or externally as part of an experienced team to provide Painting and Decorating services in keeping with each client’s individual specification and requirements this would include

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Learning all aspects of painting and decorating whilst working on domestic and commercial projects
  • Be totally committed to achieving a high level of customer satisfaction through the quality of the end result
  • Increasing your skills and knowledge of different materials, tools and techniques throughout duration of the apprenticeship and ensuring their use in a safe and professional manner as part of a safe working environment to ensure you are not a risk to yourself, colleagues or members of the public
  • Assisting colleagues to ensure timely and quality project outcomes
  • Ensuring at all times that the project is carried out and maintained with the utmost care, tidiness and housekeeping and ultimate respect for the client’s property and projects vision
  • Tools equipment and resources are vital to successful outcomes and as such should be respected, maintained, cleaned and stored as requested.

Skills required:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to follow clearly given instructions
  • Will need to liaise and interact with a wide range of people including with other team colleagues, other trades people and occasionally with clients, so good communication skills are an essential as are being professional in outlook and behaviour
  • Ability to reflect on own personal performance and learn from all experiences and as a result learn when you can use your own initiative

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Painter & Decorator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in English &/or maths up to Level 2 if not already have a level 2 or GCSE grade C/4 in both subjects
  • Day release at Basford Hall College one day per week during term time only
  • As described earlier depending on your employment start date this could be after Easter or could be a September start at college. You can still start employment earlier than September though - as soon as agreed with the employer
  • The successful candidate may be able to infil into the existing day release group or otherwise it will be for a September start at college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential opportunity for a role within the company following 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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 3 or D or Level 1 pass) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working onsite, not at the employers address that is stated in this vacancy. This will vary depending on each job.

About the employer

Trend Decorating Services is a Nottingham based painting and decorating company covering all aspects of decorating within commercial and residential properties. Services include airless spraying, dust free sanding, interior and exterior repair work, venetian plastering, colour consultations, wallpaper installations and murals.


Trend Decorating Services





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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


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

0115 9457260

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

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