Painting and Decorating Apprentice

  • East London
  • £200.00
  • Croydon College
  • 40+ hours per week


Croydon College is here to help get you to where you want to be in life. Over 8,000 students choose to study with us each year. We’re one of the largest and most successful providers of Further (college) and Higher (university) Education courses in the South East, judged Good at all levels in all areas by external inspections by Ofsted and the Quality Assurance Agency (for Higher Education). 



For the duration of the course with the opportunity of continuing with us in FT paid work after completion of course. (There is a possibility apprentice is placed on different sites depending on the amount of work being carried out at a given time).


Tasks include:


The task is based on-site:

Duties include:

  • Assist in stripping off old wallpaper or paint
  • Masking/sheeting up
  • Filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • Preparing surfaces by sanding down, priming, mist coat and undercoat.
  • Assist in applying layers of paint to different surfaces i.e. plasterboard, timber, metal and hanging wallpaper.
  • Assist in apply different paint finishes such as Matt, Eggshell, Gloss, Satinwood etc.
  • Tidying up after finishing a task.
  • For industrial projects, you may assist in removing old before applying new coatings using industrial paint spraying equipment.


Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player
  • CSCS Card (essential)

Applicants are required to have at least a GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths. (Math and English functional skills level 1 or above)


The candidate should be committed to become a fully qualified painter & decorator. It would be advantageous if they have already completed a technical certificate in painting & decorating or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, but this is not essential.


Working days on site and days at college

 This will depend on the individual set days at college/training centre however, we can make allowances for up to 2 days at college/training centres.

  • Site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 17.00.
  • Employer will provide Hard boots, Hard Hat, Hi Vis, Coveralls etc.


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