Painter & Decorator Apprentice SILCOCK BUILDERS LTD

An opportunity for someone who is creative and has an eye for detail, to work with Silcock Builders as a Painting and Decorating Apprentice. Learning the knowledge and skills needed to successfully progress within a career in this industry.

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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 - Friday, 7.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

  • Applying paint or other materials such as stains, lacquer or varnish using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • Preparing and cleaning surfaces
  • Removing old wallpaper and paint
  • Repairing cracks and holes in walls
  • Mixing and thinning paint
  • Measuring, cutting and applying wallpaper or fabric to walls
  • Building and installing scaffolding
  • Advising customers on colour selection and choice of wall coverings
  • Providing cost estimates
  • Reading specifications to determine required materials

The training you will be getting

  • Painter and Decorator Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Attending Folkestone College workshops, one day a week  
  • Trainer visits to the workplace 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a permanent position 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

Silcock Limited was founded by James Silcock in 1989 and currently employs a team of 20+ full time staff. We pride ourselves n the wide range of trades found within our highly accomplished workforce, and therefore our ability to complete projects in their entirety. The majority of our work is within the insurance, commercial and local authority work - such as refurbishments, extensions and maintenance for schools, and care homes. However we do also regularly undertake private based projects.







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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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