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Apprentice Painter and Decorator- Bradford

Contract Type:
Full Time
Closing Date:


An Enthusiastic person to join the Apprenticeship Scheme for a national painting and decorating contractor. We are looking for a hard-working, friendly individual who is committed to building a career and becoming the best they can be.

The Role

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to be trained in all aspects of painting and decorating. You will be working in varied environments, trained to work at height and in all weather conditions. We work at a variety of different sites including hotels, schools, football stadia, cricket grounds and shopping centres.  There will be times when you’ll be working away from home, or visiting our Training Academy in Doncaster. This is an excellent opportunity with lots of reward for the right person.

Your Development

You will be completing block training at your local college, approximately 1 week per month. Alongside this will be gaining practical experience on-site.

As you progress through your course you will be given more responsibility. Many of our apprentices go on to be foreman and Contracts Managers. If you are successful in the role, we will encourage you to progress further within our business.


The role would suit you if you are looking to build a career in painting and decorating.  You may be a school leaver or looking for a new opportunity.

We will provide full support and training to allow you to build on your previous skills and experience.  More important than your academic qualifications will be your commitment to succeed, an ability to put the needs of the customer first and a positive approach to learning and development.  We do ask that you have the following skills and qualifications:

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 3 GCSE’s Level 4 and above (Grade A*-C) (functional skills will need to be completed at college if English and Maths are not at Level 4 (Grade C) or above)
  • A commitment to developing a career within painting and decorating
  • A passion for delivering the highest quality customer service
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work alone, and as part of a team
  • Willingness to work hard


Bagnalls is a leading, family-owned, painting and refurbishment contractor, established in 1875, with 16 branches across the UK.  This role is based with our Bradford business, covering sites all over Yorkshire and Humberside.   We were honoured to be nominated for Yorkshire Post Apprentice employer of the year in 2017, chosen from companies throughout Yorkshire.

We are committed to the long-term development of our staff and are proud that the management team have clocked up an average length of service of 24 years.  Several of our Managers and Directors started with Bagnalls as apprentice painters and decorators.

Reward Package

In Year 1, you will earn over £200 per week, £1.50 higher (per hour) than the National Minimum Wage for apprenticeships.   Your pay will increase as you gain qualifications and experience.

More Information

For more information about apprenticeships at Bagnalls, including what our current students say, you are encouraged to visit our website.


Apply by CV and covering letter to  using the email title “Apprenticeship (Bradford)” or on the Bagnalls website at using the “Apply Now” button.  Please demonstrate clearly in the covering letter how you meet the specific qualifications and skills required.  Please note that if you do not include a detailed covering letter, you will not be shortlisted.

Closing Date: 4th April 2018

Start Date: Mid-July 2018 or before.


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