Painting and Decorating Apprentice
Published: Jul 29, 2020
CLC Contractors are looking to take on a Painting and Decorating Apprentice to join their very experienced team based in Plymouth and its surrounding areas.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidate will learn all aspects of Painting & Decorating within a commercial & residential environment, whilst working towards achieving a Level 2 Standard Painter and Decorator.
The candidate will be involved in all areas from start to finish, including preparing walls, floors, doors, skirting boards and ceilings. The candidate will also be applying various coatings & 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 be working as part of a team and also by yourself so good communication is required.
The ideal candidate will need to be physically fit, have plenty of stamina, and have a head for heights as part of the role will involve working on scaffold platforms indoors and outdoors with a fully trained member of staff.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.
Wages: Wages will be £180 per week. Any additional hours worked over the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
CLC Contractors are a privately-owned maintenance company offering clients national coverage with a local service.
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.
On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.
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.
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.
Qualifications required for this role include GCSE grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications. The successful candidate will also need a range of other skills to fulfil the role including good time keeping and attendance, they must also have good communication skills and be able to use their own initiative.
The Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating consists of:
Level 2 Painter and Decorator Standard
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.
As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.
I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
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