Ophenia Decorators

Ophenia Decorators

£166.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Painting and Decorating Apprentice
Published: Jul 21, 2020
Ref: OD392SM

Ophenia Decorators is looking for an enthusiastic learner who is self motivated and keen to learn the painting and decorating trade.

The Apprentices Role

You will be learning a range of skills but mainly the role will include the following duties and responsibilities:

• Preparing sites for work, for example moving furniture, applying covering and protection to the client’s belongings.
• Preparing materials, deciding what the best paint or shade of paint to use.
• Measuring, cutting and pasting on wallpapers with a high attention to detail.
• High level of customer service when dealing with clients.
• Preparing surfaces, for example, sanding down to make the surfaces level.
• Hand spraying and spray painting
• Wall papering
• Ensuring work is completed to a high professional standard
• Working at part of a team

Working Hours: Five days a week, Monday to Friday, exact timings TBC but 40 hours will be worked.

Wages: £166.00 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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 686148.

Ophenia Decorators are an established and respected company within the Plymouth area. They offer external and internal painting and decorating work at reasonable rates.

Past Apprentices

Ophenia have had a couple of apprentices in the past and are now looking to expand their team further.

An opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right learner, on completion of your apprenticeship.

Skills Required

Good hand skills, customer service, teamwork is required for the role and the apprentice must be self motivated.

Personal Qualities

You will need to have excellent communication and will need to be reliable.

Prior Qualifications

No qualifications are necessary for this role but a keen interest in Painting and Decorating is essential. 

The Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating consists of:

Level 2 Painter and Decorator Standard
Functional Skills

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 twelve weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

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.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School