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Painting and Decorating Apprentice

Vacancy overview

Painting & Decorating Apprentice

37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Fixed-term up to 36 months, linked with training

National Minimum Wage based on Age Range

This is an exciting opportunity to work at Suffolk New College as an Apprentice Painter and Decorator within the Estates and Facility Department.

You will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks mainly focussed on painting and decoration across all college sites. In addition to painting and decorating the team also undertakes general building maintenance, building security, deliveries.

Working in a small team you will need to be able to demonstrate excellent team working skills, have a ‘can do’ attitude, as well as being pro-active and able to work on your own initiative.  The ability to prioritise tasks and work efficiently with attention to detail are also important skills.

You will be required to operate machinery and tools to undertake work related tasks and use cleaning chemicals to undertake associated tasks.

A driving licence is desirable but not essential although there will be a requirement to travel between college sites.

You should have a good standard of education including maths and English at level 2 (GCSE 4/C). The role will involve working in the Estates & Facilities department therefore an interest in facility maintenance and knowledge in painting and decoration and the ability to be able to support with the practical and technical skills required.

An essential requirement of this fixed-term role is to effectively follow an Individual Learning Plan to complete a Level 2 Qualification in Painting and Decoration within the specified time period.

This post is based at Suffolk New College Ipswich Campus.  However Suffolk New College is a multi campus site therefore you will be required to work at and travel between campuses

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Ipswich, Suffolk, Otley, Suffolk
Closing date
01/09/2023 12:00
Interview date

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria. All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.