Painting and Decorating Apprentice Sean Alvin Savile Pollington

Well established construction company SP Decorators are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Painting and Decorating Apprentice to join their expanding workforce.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 40 Hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Carry out relevant trade duties on responsive & planned works as requested to Client Specifications and SP Decorators standards
  • Carry out preparation and painting of internal & external woodwork, walls, doors, fencing and gates as directed
  • Work at height using ladders and scaffolding as directed and in accordance with the Company’s safe systems of work
  • Use authorised equipment provided with due care and attention and as supervised
  • Work as part of a team and use materials safely
  • Load and unload materials and equipment as directed
  • Work flexibly across the repairs and maintenance service
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, customers and managers to ensure the effectiveness of the repairs and maintenance service
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity by taking account of the needs of colleagues and service users and by treating other people with dignity and respect
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for customer’s homes, maintaining expected standards of work, and tidying up at the end of a job
  • Be aware of risk assessments and method statements relating to own area of work and to work in safe manner taking account other people’s health and wellbeing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent practical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others
  • A basic awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • To be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail
  • At times you'll need to be able to work at height
  • Excellent customer service skills as you will be meeting customers

Personal qualities

  • You should have a positive attitude and be keen with an eagerness to learn
  • You must be prepared to listen and follow instructions
  • A good work ethic is essential

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

There may be the opportunity to gain permanent employment with this employer once the apprenticeship is complete.

Possible progression onto an Advanced Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to site for early morning starts. This role will require you to work in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Our incredibly high standards, expert tradesmen and fantastic customer service ensure we stand out from other companies for all the right reasons. Our team of painters and decorators are fully qualified tradesmen and are highly experienced in all aspects of interior and exterior painting and decorating. We have all learnt the trade the old fashioned way and take great pride in our work.


Sean Alvin Savile Pollington


Grandisson Drive

Ottery St. Mary

EX11 1JD

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting
  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (77 Credits)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English (if required)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by P G L Construction Training


Alberto Pitocco

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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