Brief overview of the role
As a painter you will be responsible for painting interior and exterior surfaces of residential or commercial buildings using paint, varnishes, lacquers, sealers, or stains and preparing walls and surfaces beforehand. You will perform several pre-painting tasks including utilising sandpaper, scraping to remove old paint, and applying filler.
What will the apprentice be doing?
You are also responsible for giving an extra touch to work done using power and hand tools to sand surfaces for further finishing and painting. Before carrying out the painting job, you will need to blend paints and other materials to achieve the right colour or texture and then paint surfaces with various tools and according to instructions once trained.
Other duties include:
- Working with clients to ensure they complete the work according to the requirements.
- Measuring the work area to calculate the time and materials required to complete the project.
- Preparing the surrounding area, including covering fixtures and furniture to prevent mess.
- Preparing painting surfaces, including removing old paint, filling holes and cracks and washing walls.
- Choosing the tools to complete the job.
- Mixing and matching paints and colours to meet the texture and look required for the project.
- Applying paint, varnishing and other finishes, hanging wallpapers and other decorative products.
- Cleaning up painting tools and supplies, replacing fixtures and rearranging furniture after completing the project.
- Collaborating with painters on other larger jobs.
- Working with other construction professionals such as, carpenters, electricians and plumbers when necessary.
- Take and adhere to all health and safety precautions.
The painters work also involves maintaining painting equipment to ensure proper performance and striving to follow high-quality standards to reduce defects and exceed company standards but at an acceptable materials cost.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 2 Painting and Decorating at Stockton Riverside College.
- Functional Skills in maths & English, if required.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
An opportunity for a full-time position at the end of the apprenticeship.
40 hours, Monday to Friday, hours to be confirmed.
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
Other Driving licence (Grade Pass) Desired
Things to consider
HOST & STAY LIMITED
4 Birdwells Court