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Apprentice Painter & Decorator

Redrow Homes
Pay: £195.00
Location: Kent Maidstone United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Sep 2019
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E02850974
2019-03-14 2019-06-28

Job Description

Vacancy Description

You will work with experienced tradesmen of a wide range of disciplines, as well as being supported by your Site Manager and the Redrow team to complete an industry standard qualification, as well as functional skills learning (if required).

Typical tasks include: 

  • Working out the quantity of materials needed for the job by taking surface measurements or by looking at job specifications or drawings

  • Erecting scaffolding, cradles and ladders and place dustsheets to protect areas from dripping paint

  • Removing old paint or paper by sanding or scraping or by using blowtorches or liquid paint removers and, when removing old paper, by using steam strippers

  • Preparing surfaces by fixing woodwork, filling or sealing holes, cracks and joins and washing them down to remove dust and grease

  • Selecting and preparing paints to match colours by the addition of tints

  • Brushing, rolling or spraying the paints, stains, varnishes and other finishes

  • When wallpapering, setting out the area according to the pattern match and starting point in the room, cutting the paper to the appropriate length, applying paste to the back of each strip and hanging the paper on the wall, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles

  • Spraying paint surfaces using a spray gun or specialised equipment

  • Applying decorative paint finishes such as stencils, colour glaze, graining, marbling and lettering

  • Washing equipment and clean work areas

Personal Qualities :

  • Attention to detail

  • Commitment

  • Enthusiasm

Skills Required :

  • Coordination and dexterity

  • Relevant tool/trade skills or prior experience desirable but training provided throughout apprenticeship

Future Prospects :

Opportunity to progress to trainee site assistant programme for the best apprentices, leading to site management and further training. Majority of apprentices who complete qualifications and perform well remain with contractor in full time roles upon completion, others have gone on to start their own firms or successfully subcontract to bigger groups.

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