An apprenticeship takes at least 12 months to complete, and can take up to two years. After successfully completing an apprenticeship you will have achieved:
- Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
- Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
- Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the Workplace
- Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
- Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
- Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
- Hanging Standard Paper Wall coverings in
- the Workplace
- Hanging Wide-width Vinyls in the Workplace
- Applying Coating by the Air Spray Method in the Workplace
- Producing and Applying Complex Stencil Designs in the Workplace
- Installing Coving and Decorative Mouldings in the Workplace
- Applying Coatings to Produce Textured Finishes in the Workplace
- Producing Broken Colour Effects in the Workplace
- Producing Stencil Designs using Pre-cut Stencil Plates in the Workplace
- Maths and English Functional Skills.
The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 per hour for 16 to 18 year olds (and over 19's during the first year). However, we encourage our employers to pay more than this.
You get paid for a full weeks’ work, which includes any day release for training if applicable, plus a minimum of 20 days’ holiday pay.
No formal qualifications are required to become an apprentice, all you need is the enthusiasm and work ethic to succeed.
As part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend College for one day per week and four days on site with the employer. An assessor will regularly visit and monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship
Much of your training will be practical although part of it is knowledge and theory based.