Davidsons Decor

£148.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Painting & Decorating Apprentice
Published: Oct 01, 2018
Ref: DD346CL

Davidson Decor are looking to take on a Painting and Decorating Apprentice to join there 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 certification in Decorative Finishing – Painting.

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 £148 per week, potentially increasing with performance related pay reviews throughout your apprenticeships. 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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Davidson Decor decided to start their own painting contractors and property maintenance business back in 2002 after working 20 years in the decorating trade, to provide a fresh challenge and to create a family run business who could offer a great service to our customers. After the first few years they had generated a good customer base of domestic customers with great working relationships and also gained some large business contracts which they took in their stride due to their excellent approach to the clients requirements.

They are fully committed to providing an excellent painting and property maintenance service in a market area which has a large number of competitors working in the decorating business.

They provide property maintenance and refurbishment for their customers commercial and domestic, offering a 24/7 cover for business customers and give a professional approach with reliability that their clients can count on. They provide a prompt decorating and property maintenance service of excellent standards on all the projects that they undertake.

On completion of your Level 2 qualification in Decorative Finishing – Painting, 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.

A past apprentice with Davidson Decor has remained with the company after completing all their training courses, and are now a fully qualified Painter and Decorator.

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 successful candidate will also need a range of other skills to fulfill 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 & Decorating consists of:

◾Level 2 NVQ Painting & Decorating
◾Level 2 Diploma in Painting
◾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

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. Learning additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

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

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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