Apprentice Painter and Decorator R S DECORATING LTD

With RS Decorating - Painters and Decorators operate in commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a drive for a successful career in commercial decorating to join us. Please note due to site work and environment applicants need to be 18+ and able to drive.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,980.80

    Please note, after the first year of training, salary will increase to the NMW for your age.

    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, shifts to be discussed, may work away on site on different projects.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256106

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this could be a perfect career for you.   

 

With RS Decorating - Painters and Decorators operate in commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Sectors include Education & Healthcare, Automotive, Residential  & New Build Developments, Supermarkets, Retail, Hotel & Leisure, Office & Banking and Industrial such as airports etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a drive for a successful career in commercial decorating.

 

Working internally or externally for a range of clients they work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solvent-borne paint coatings and wallcoverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are responsible for their own work achieving a high-quality finish at the appropriate pace. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades.

To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical and creative skills. You will need to be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail. Sometimes you’ll need a good head for heights.  

  

Your main tasks would include:  

•          Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall        covering you need.  

•          Stripping off old wallpaper or paint.  

•          Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level.  

•          Preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat.  

•          Mixing paint to the right shade, either by hand or computerised colour-matching equipment.  

•          Tidying up after finishing a job.  

The training you will be getting

Training will be block release at Doncaster College where you will access a wide range of facilities on offer.  

You will undertake The Painter and Decorator Level 2 standard.  

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/painter-and-decorator-v1-2

You will undertake Functional Skills for English and/or Maths if needed   

You will undertake both on and off the training by a team of industry qualified professionals to give you the best skills, knowledge, and experience  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to a higher-level apprenticeship or full-time employment for the right candidate


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Please note due to site work and environment applicants need to be 18+ and able to drive. You must be able to travel to and from work and college. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

RS Decorating is a nationwide painting & decorating contractors that has built our reputation on strong long term relationships with our customers, best value for money and primarily service. We have traded independently since 2004, stemming from a private decorating company founded in 1982 to a now established nationwide business of painting & decorating contractors. Throughout our growth we are very proud to still be servicing the same clients since the birth of the company, whilst our steady growth has seen our client base grow. Our target markets are projects between £10k - £100k and excel in a wide range of sectors, having experience & expertise in all including Education, Residential, Supermarkets, Retail, Hotel & Leisure, Office & Banking, Industrial and especially Automotive – all nationwide.

Employer

R S DECORATING LTD

Address

VICTORIA COURT

QUARRY LANE

BRANTON

DN3 3YA

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Training

Training provider

DN COLLEGES GROUP

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

Contact

Jamie Herrington

jamie.herrington1@don.ac.uk

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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