Colin Merren

£140.00 per week


Painting and Decorating Apprentice
Published: Oct 06, 2017
Ref: CB212JD

Colin Merren is looking to take on painting and decorating apprentice to join their skilled team.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful apprentice will work with the employer and four other members of staff on a day-to-day basis, decorating clients home or on-site. The apprentice will be provided with a CSCS card to be able to get on-site for these jobs. You will be learning how to apply colour correctly, create colour, apply and remove wallpaper and prepare surfaces for decoration. You will also learn about Artex and how to use it if this is something that you would like to learn as well as many more skills of the trade.

This vacancy would really suit someone who is looking to gain hands on experience whilst gaining a qualification.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour 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 332452.

Collin Merren Carpentry is a carpentry and joinery company based in Plymstock who work in surrounding areas. Colin is looking to take on a NVQ Level 2 Painting and Decorating apprentice to work helping with the renovations jobs which Colin is working on. The employer has been working in the trade for a long time and would like to pass his knowledge onto a young apprentice looking to start a career in painting and decorating.

Past Apprentices

Colin has previously had apprentices through Skills Group. Colin understands the importance of taking on an apprentice and helping them gain valuable qualifications to help them with their career in painting and decorating.

The successful apprentice will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 qualification in painting and decorating. This will be discussed with the candidate, employer and your training coordinator towards the end of your level 2 qualification.

Skills Required

The successful apprentice will have the desire to learn, good time management and listening skills. You must be reliable and have the ability to follow instructions.

Personal Qualities

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, driven and motivated. You will have a good senses of humour, with excellent communication skills.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE grades A-C in English and Mathematics is desired but not essential.

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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