Painter and Decorator

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1326187035-2
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Trident Group
  • Location: City, Birmingham
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Real Estate & Property, Health and Safety, Project Management, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

VRF 56886

Painter and Decorator

Birmingham, B1

£23,497.50 per annum

37.5 hours per week


About the role

  • To undertake the cyclical painting programme to a high standard, as directed by manager.
  • Preparing painting surfaces by various methods including and not solely to; washing surfaces with correct solutions, rubbing down to remove imperfections and obtaining smooth surfaces, removing old unstable paint, filling small holes with the correct filler according to the actual surface been prepared.
  • Mixing / matching and applying paints and other finishes to the manufacture s recommendation.
  • Providing decorative and faux finishes as required.
  • Planning the work in a logical and efficient manner.
  • Preparation of the surfaces in a effective manner.
  • Providing feedback on the completed job. the positives and negatives?
  • Preparing the surrounding area by covering with protective coverings (dust sheets etc).
  • Moving furniture and equipment as necessary to reach the entire surface of the painting area.
  • Calculating the amount of materials and time required for said project.
  • Removing fixtures and fitting if possible, to ensure all areas are accessible to be painted i.e. door furniture, notice boards, signs etc.
  • Demarcation of areas to ensure client / customers are aware of work areas. Display of warning signs.
  • Purchasing / ordering the correct paints for the materials to be painted and including consumables such as brushes, cleaner etc.
  • Cleaning up after the completed job including replacing removed fixtures and fitting and leave in clean and tidy condition.
  • Make on-site preparations such as erecting tower scaffolding or arranging with manager to appoint contractors to build scaffolding,
  • Escalating disrepairs to the maintenance team

The benefits;

  • 34 days annual leave, plus the option to purchase up to 5 additional days
  • Birthday leave
  • New Home leave
  • Life assurance (3 x salary)
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Employee Wellbeing programme
  • Flexible Working options

About You

  • The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • The ability to prioritise the workload
  • The ability to manage the time effectively
  • Flexible to the needs of customers
  • Self-awareness
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Professionalism
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Enthusiasm and commitment

About Us

Trident Group has over 60 years experience of delivering homes, services and innovation for up to 8,000 people in over 3,600 homes in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. The Group employs more than 750 staff, works with over 150 volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships for many more. The Group has an annual turnover of more than £37m and owns assets close than £190m.

The Group consists of;

  • Trident Housing, which provides landlord services for the Group in respect of housing management and maintenance
  • Trident Reach, which is a registered care and support charity delivering person-centred care and support services. These services include supporting people within registered care, domiciliary care, people with learning difficulties, those with mental health needs, young people at risk, older people, BME groups, people at risk of being homeless, those seeking employability, education and training opportunities and those fleeing domestic abuse.

Trident offers their employees learning and development opportunities and wants to invest in their development and career growth. Through our apprenticeship scheme, we offer various courses in areas that will help support employees within their roles and for their further development.

We celebrate Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and as a person-centred organisation we are continually striving to build a community where everyone feels valued, respected and equally guided by our beacon of hope.

By joining Trident Group, you will have the opportunity to join our Diverse Voices Steering Group to ensure Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion remains at the heart of everything we do.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people


All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK.

Relevant roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and barring service (DBS).