Apprentice Painter and Decorator - Exeter IAN WILLIAMS LIMITED

Being an Apprentice at Ian Williams, gives you the opportunity to be hands on and learn on the job, so you’re not just learning about decorating, you ARE decorating.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.30pm, Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will combine a combination of college and practical learning to study your chosen trade. You will get the opportunity to put your new skills into practice, while supported by the expert guidance of our experienced tradespeople, your own mentor.   

The specific type of work will vary contract to contract, you could be working in a variety of settings including schools/colleges, social housing and National Trust properties. The types of tasks we cover include: 

  • Preparing surfaces (filling, sanding, caulking)  
    Mastering the art of paint application (rolling, cutting in, brush skills)
  • Sprucing up gloss work (doors and window frames, skirtings) 
    Getting outdoors with external works (railings, sheds, fences and walls)
  • Exploring different sites, working both inside and outside in all weather, whether it’s getting hot in the homes, or wrapping up in the winter on a commercial site 

The training you will be getting

You will:

  • Attend college to understand “the how and the why” of your chosen trade (usually 1 day a week)
  • Build a fantastic portfolio of evidence to go towards your End Point Assessment
  • Be a valued member of the team and contribute to the overall success 

Apprentices will follow the Level 2 Painter and decorator Apprenticeship Standard - delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a role as a fully trained operative at Ian Williams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

About the employer

Ian Williams is one of the UK’s leading property services companies has a multiple award-winning apprenticeship scheme. With expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors, we are a financially secure business with a solid track record and offices based across the UK. We are proud to have been awarded ‘We Invest in People’ Gold accreditation.




Unit 4

36 William Prance Road, Derriford




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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

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 May 2024