Painting & Decorating Apprentice J A CLARKSON

An exciting opportunity to start your career as a painter and decorator within this reputable and established company, Clarkson & Son. You will be learning modern and traditional decorating skills from highly experienced and qualified industry professionals within the Kent area.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    01 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working from temporary modern to historic restoration properties.

Duties include:

  • Measuring surface areas and working out how much paint or wall covering is needed
  • Preparing materials
  • Stripping off old wallpaper or layers of paint
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • Covering surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • Mixing paint to the right shade, often using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • Applying coats of paint
  • Hanging wallpaper
  • Adding special finishes like glazes or marbling
  • Tidying up after finishing
  • Cleaning tools and equipment
  • Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues
  • Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed
  • Move, handle and store resources, complying with relevant legislation and guidance
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
  • Select the required materials and resources to carry out the work
  • Install related materials and components as appropriate to the specification
  • Use maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work

The training you will be getting

  • Painter & Decorator Level 2
  • One day a week at Folkestone College
  • Trainer visits to the work place

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A possibility of a full time position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

We not only provide a quality painting and decorating service but also work closely with interior designers as required. Jacob Clarkson Profile Business owner Started apprenticeship working under the instruction of my father in 2001. I have been equipped with not only the techniques to finish work to a high standard but also the necessary customer service skills, attention to detail and sympathetic approach to both modern and historic buildings. Following my father's demise in 2008 I have taken on full responsibility for running the business which continues to grow each year. My father has ingrained in me with the knowledge that every customer is important and is an individual who require a tailor made approach to their decorating needs. Chris Clarkson B. Des. Hons. Profile (deceased) Business Founder Twenty years in St.Andrews, Scotland, working self employed and then expanding to a small dedicated unit of three men. Took time out to fulfil a lifetime ambition studying under Rowland Ashcroft at Dundee College of Art and Design, graduating with an Honours Degree in Interior and Environmental Design. Moved to Kent in 2000 and set up in partnership with son, Jacob Clarkson, running a family business expanding and established as a quality firm in Tenterden. The business is modern in thinking but traditionally trained, dedicated to quality workmanship using both traditional paints, distempers, limed wash etc. in historic buildings, together with the very latest in paint technology for the modern home. Research in historic period colours is constantly being undertaken whilst also keeping a high interest in up to date contemporary colour schemes. Our painting and decorating services are available in Tenterden, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst, Biddenden, Smared and surrounding areas in and around Kent.







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Training provider


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


Blue Vinall

01227 811315

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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