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Apprentice Painter and Decorator

Contract Type:
Full Time
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Wanted – 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 attend college for the duration of your apprenticeship, this could be one week a month or one day a week. Alongside this will be gaining practical experience on-site. You will also attend our Doncaster training academy for 2 weeks in Year 1 and then 1 week in Year 2 & 3.

As you progress through your course you will be given more responsibility. Many of our apprentices go on to be supervisors 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 3 and above (Grade A*-D) (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. We won a trio of awards for our apprentices and our apprenticeship scheme last year, and believe that apprentices are the future of our company.

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. Your pay will increase each year 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 to  using the email title “Apprenticeship (Bradford)” or on the Bagnalls website at using the “Apply Now” button.

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

Start Date: Mid-July 2019 or before.


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