Painting and Decorating Apprentice

Vale Decorators (Liverpool) Ltd

An excellent opportunity to undertake a painting and decorating apprenticeship with CITB.

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To be agreed upon appointment

Total hours per week

39 hours

Expected duration

2 years

Possible start date

02 Aug 2019


The main duties of a painter and decorator include:

  • Measuring surface areas to work out what materials are required to complete the job
  • Stripping off existing wallpaper or paint
  • Preparing surfaces with primer or undercoat
  • Applying layers of paint and/or hanging wallpaper
  • Keeping the work area clean and tidy
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying and creating colour

Working week

Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 16:30 and 08:00 – 15: 30 Friday

39 hour per week

Date posted

11 Jul 2019

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship


3 available

Requirements and prospects


  • Good attention to detail


GCSE (or equivalent) grade E/3 or above in English and Maths.

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Good timekeeper

Future Prospects

Possibility to progress onto a Level 3 qualification.

About the employer

Vale Decorators (Liverpool) Limited was established in January 1978 by Roy Sang with a small work force of time-served tradesmen and apprentices. We were incorporated October 1979.

Due to the increasing workload, in 1993 we invested heavily in the complete Design and Build of our own office/warehouse accommodation. This was sufficient for a few short years, when in 1999 we developed the existing facility even further by more than doubling our floor space, again to cope with increasing demand and to ensure sufficient space for further growth.

On 1st July 2009 our company name was changed from Vale decorators (Liverpool) Limited to Vale Decorators UK Limited. We are continually expanding and increasingly obtaining contracts on a national basis and we felt the new name more accurately reflects our position within the painting and decorating industry.

After strategic planning the company has enjoyed a steady and prolonged growth record and now have a large competent workforce of time-served tradesmen and apprentices.


Vale Decorators (Liverpool) Ltd


Edwards Lane
L24 9HX

Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Building, Pathway 1: Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Training to be delivered on-site and at college.

Training framework

Construction Building

Training provider

National Construction College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CITB (t/u Construction Skills)

Application instructions

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you will need to register with CITB to register please go to: ---------------------------- If you are interested in this vacancy and wish to apply Please send a CV and covering letter to:

Application closing date: 01 Aug 2019

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