CLC Contractors

£168.00 per week


Painting and Decorating Apprentices
Published: Mar 19, 2018
Ref: CL222MK

CLC Contractors are looking to take on a Painting and Decorating Apprentice to join their very experienced team based in Plymouth and surrounding areas.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will learn all aspects of painting and decorating within a commercial & residential environment, whilst working towards achieving their level 2 qualifications.

The candidate will be involved in all areas from start to finish. The role will include preparing walls, floors, doors, skirting boards and ceilings. The candidate will also apply various coatings and paints. You will be shown the use of specialist tools and equipment used for this role, and will be supervised at all times by a fully qualified member of staff.

You will follow all health and safety procedures in the work place at all times, and ensure that all tools are clean and put away correctly at the end of each day.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4.30pm and Friday 8am to 3.30pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.

Wages: £168.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332442.

CLC Contractors carries out work throughout Devon and Cornwall and are currently working on some very large sites in Plymouth and its surrounding areas.

They take great pride in all the work that they undertake. They are a national company with over a thousand employees. The company started in 1969 by one person and has now grown into a very large and well respected national company.

This employer is very keen to promote training and development, and are committed to progressing a new apprentice towards achieving their full qualification.

Past Apprentices

CLC Contractors have supported apprentices before, one of which has completed their apprenticeship and has gone onto full time employment within the company. The apprentice successfully completed their level 2 qualification and progressed onto the advanced level 3 qualification.

This shows the commitment that CLC has, helping apprentices throughout the apprenticeship programme to become fully qualified Painters and Decorators.

On completion of your level 2 qualification in painting and decorating you will have the opportunity to progress onto the advanced level 3 apprenticeship.

This will help you to develop your skills further and gain the additional experience to progress your career opportunities.

Skills Required

You will need to be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role. Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail would also be an advantage to the right candidate.

The right candidate must take pride in their work and show attention to detail. You must have excellent communication skills to work well within a team and use your initiative when working alone. Good time keeping and attendance are also desirable.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate needs to be focused and committed to take on this exciting role. You must be hard working and have attention to detail and take pride in your work. You must have excellent time keeping and show a keen interest to progress in this trade.

You must be able to work well within a team and by yourself, and have a good level of fitness, as this role can be demanding at times.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE grades A–E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

The Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations – Painter
  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health and Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Attendance is required at our training centre for one day a week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on site and you will have site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre you will be carrying out various theory and practical modules required for the apprenticeship course. You will learn all the skills necessary and gain the necessary knowledge that will help you throughout your apprenticeship.

You will learn how to prepare areas, spray doors, ceilings and walls, wallpapering, marble graining as well as constructing and using scaffold towers and platforms.

Throughout your training you will supervised by your designated assessor, who will teach you the necessary skills to help you when you return to the site with your employer.

As an additional qualification you will achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health & Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Skills Group will also support you through your CSCS test to obtain your CSCS card. This confirms that individuals working in the building environment have the necessary competence, and shows the employer that you have the correct qualification to work on-site.

Once you have submitted this information a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to arrange your first interview with Skills Group. You do not need to apply for other vacancies at this stage, as you will be considered for all suitable vacancies.

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About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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