- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Creative/artistic, Heights
- Salary Range: £17,000 - £23,000
- Nation: Scotland
A painter and decorator works on construction sites or in domestic and commercial premises. They prepare surfaces for painting, apply paint using brushes and rollers and hang standard wall coverings.
There is a lot more to painting and decorating in the
construction industry and the work can range from large jobs to
very intricate projects.
For example, it could involve applying heavy-duty coatings on
oil rigs or bridges, or even working in stately homes and grand
hotels to skillfully apply ornate decorations.
Most of the work is carried out indoors, but you need to be
prepared to work outside and travel to different sites. As you
would expect, the job also involves following strict health and
safety regulations at all times.
You'll need good practical and creative skills and will need to
work carefully, so being able to pay attention to detail is a good
skill to have.
You will have to be happy either working alone or as part of a
team and, as you could be working on large structures in this job,
a good head for heights and a sense of balance is essential.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
Maths and English Standard Grades.
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£17,000 - £23,000
This apprenticeship will enable progression to:
- PDA Construction Crafts (SCQF Level 7)
If you then decide to progress into supervisory, design or
management roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 8,9,11)
- HNC Painting & Decorating Supervision or a number of other
built environment HNC/HND qualifications (SCQF Levels 7 or 8)
- Degree level qualifications in a number of construction
disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12)
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this role from an apprentice's point of view