This apprenticeship is ideal for those who have an interest in the painting and decorating occupation but no formal training. Working internally or externally they work individually and/or as part of a team applying waterborne and/or solvent-based paint coatings and wall coverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wall coverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are responsible for their own work achieving a high-quality finish at the appropriate pace. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients, and associated trades.
Apprentices must have access to real work that is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities, such as online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework. This off-the-job training supports and strengthens the day to day work undertaken and is an essential part of the apprenticeship.