Painter & Decorator
Painters and decorators use a wide range of paints, varnishes, wallpapers and other coverings to protect and enhance indoor and outdoor surfaces. They can work on domestic houses, commercial properties, hospitals and schools, large structures like bridges and heritage sites. Hours of work vary, typically are Monday to Friday with overtime at weekends and possibly overnight when working on Commercial jobs.
Painting & Decorating is available as a full-time and apprenticeship course. Good GCSE"s are recommended for measurements and calculations. At Leeds College of Building entry is via a basic skills test.
Practical, creative, attention to detail, numeracy skills, comfortable working at heights, physically fit
Salaries range between £8,639 and £14,439 for apprentices aged under 19 to over £23,000