Hillingdon: Level 2 Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship

Level 2 Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship


Brief overview

We are looking for Hillingdon borough residents who are interested in completing a Level 2 Painting & Decorating apprenticeship. The successful candidate will spend 36 months working as a P&D Apprentice as part of the CITB Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. Employed by Evolve Apprentices while earning a wage, gaining experience, and qualification.

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

£4.81 to £9.50 (National Minimum Wage for their age)

Statutory Sick and Holiday Pay + Bank Holiday Pay, automatic enrolment into the NEST Pension Scheme, Bike2Work Scheme partners, Apprenticeship Oyster Card available for first year travel discounts, NUS Discount Card, course costs covered by Evolve.

  • Working week

Monday-Friday, weekends may be an option. Minimum of 35 hours per week but potential for more. Approx. 8am-4pm but hours will be confirmed by contractor after successfully passing the Stage 1 & 2 Interview.

  • Expected apprenticeship duration

36 months

  • Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Level 2 (GCSE)

What will the apprentice be doing?

While all apprenticeships contain a fair amount of labouring, tidying of the work area, and tool fetching, P&D apprentices will also progress into the below tasks.

  • Applying paint, stains, varnishes, and other finishes
  • Using brushes, rollers or spraying equipment
  • Applying primers and undercoats, or varnishes and glazes
  • Laying dust sheets to protect areas from paint
  • Preparing surfaces for decorating by filling holes and sealing cracks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The qualification you would be working to is the Level 2 Painter Decorator (Standard) where we will be looking to partner with M.I.T. to provide the training.

This training will mainly be through remote learning with a paid study time as needed up to 7 hours/1 day per week. You are expected to travel when necessary though most assessments will be done on site. You will be responsible to managing/arranging with your line manager.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this apprenticeship, you can work as a qualified Junior Painter Decorator where, with more experience, you can look to progress into a senior painter decorator position, site/contracts/project management, self-employment, or painting and decorating business owner.

You will be eligible for the Skilled Worker (Blue) CSCS Card after the level 2 qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness

Things to consider

We are looking for reliable candidates who are committed to starting and completing this apprenticeship, who have good timekeeping and attendance, who are as determined to gain the qualification alongside the work experience. We are committed to equality and diversity in the workplace – you will not be judged on age, gender, or ethnicity.


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-3 / Level 1) desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 1-3 / Level 1) desired

CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) Operative test (passed within 2 years) essential

Level 1 Certificate in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment (passed) desired

CSCS Card (valid) desired

About the employer


Evolve Apprentices manage the Construction Industry Training Board Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in London. We are a not-for-profit organisation aiming to deliver social value and provide opportunities for disadvantaged groups.


Website: www.evolveuk.org

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