Painting & Decorating Apprentice

St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
£328 per week
02 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Painting & Decorating Apprentice

Excellent opportunity to join a friendly established team and start a career in painting and decorating.  Working across the south east you will be working on both domestic and commercial properties which include offices, hotels, pubs, shops, warehouses, factories, universities, accommodation blocks, maintenance contracts.

Apprenticeship Level: Intermediate 

Working Week: The jobs we work on mean we can be on site different times and days (including weekends).  You will be working 5 days a week and your hours will fall between Monday – Sunday   0700 – 1800 hrs

Hours: 40 Hours per week

Salary:  £  328.00 per week

Vacancy Description

The successful applicant will be learning a wide range of the skills required in painting and decorating e.g.

  • Preparing woodwork e.g. skirting, window frames, floors, doors, stairs
  • Preparing walls, e.g. stripping wallpaper (using a steam stripper), filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level, plastering and wallpapering. 
  • You will also learn masking up, cutting in, rolling, how to work out how much paint or wallpaper is required and the processes involved for different surfaces, e.g. wood metal, plaster, breeze block, render and pebbledash.
  • Which sandpaper to use for which job, plus how to carry out extraction sanding
  •  Matching in different types of paint and the different techniques required when using different paints, e.g. solvent based, water based, emulsion and gloss and when to use rollers, pads or brushes

On all jobs you will need to keep your equipment clean and tidy and tidy up after the job is finished

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be provided (you must provide your own boots).  Initially the necessary tools will also be provided, however, long term you will need to provide your own.

Full training will be given

Desired Skills

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good time keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to use initiative and common sense
  • Able to provide a high quality finish
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Respectful of people’s properties

Desired Personal Qualities

  • Reliable
  • Willing to learn
  • Physically fit
  • Polite
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Trustworthy
  • Motivated
  • Willing to see the job through

Desired Qualifications

GCSE English & Maths grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent qualifications) desirable

Future Prospects: 

Potential permanent full-time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider:

The job could include some travelling and early starts e.g. London (you will be given a lift), some weekend working and staying away


Asletts Decorating & Maintenance               

St Leonards-on-sea

Training Provider

East Sussex College are the Training Provider for this apprenticeship

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