Painting & Decorating Apprentice (Level 2) PAINTING & DECORATING SERVICES (PDS) LTD

We are looking for an Apprentice Painter & Decorator for work based in central Manchester and across the North West. The ideal applicant will hold a Level 1 / 2 college diploma in Painting & Decorating OR some experience. A driving license is desirable.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8am – 4:30pm (can be flexible if sites allow it) Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working for a Commercial Painting & Decorating Service learning and earning on the below projects:

  • Painting - interior and exterior
  • Spraying - interior and exterior
  • Decorating - wallpapering and installing commercial wallcoverings
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • An advisory service - customer service

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths & English

*1 day per week at City Skills college for training, you will be paid your standard daily rate to attend college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have a team of professional, trusted and hardworking painters and decorators and are looking for a permanent staff member once the Apprentice has completed their training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Level 1 / GCSE grade 2 +) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Painting & Decorating (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

Driving license and access to own vehicle is essential.

About the employer

We are based in Warrington and have a team of professional, trusted and hardworking painters and decorators who work nationally across the UK. All are trained in Health & Safety practices, and all hold CSCS certification. They are IPAF, Pasma, H&S trained and are Asbestos Aware.








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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


Abbie Thomson


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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