Apprentice Painter and Decorator - McLaughlin & Harvey Constuction - REF: K015

For over 160 years, McLaughlin & Harvey Building & Civil Engineering Contractors has combined traditional values and experience, with an advanced innovative approach.

The company operates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, delivering quality construction projects and achieving excellence. The company’s reputation is a product of this success.

McLaughlin & Harvey operates in various sectors including healthcare, education, industrial, retail, sporting venues, transport infrastructure, marine and rivers, energy, commercial, and leisure. They company has a strong commitment to delivering quality cost effective solutions for clients within a safe, considerate working environment.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Painting and Decorating
  • Liaise and coordinate with the maintenance supervisor, senior painter and staff prior to the start of specified works
  • Work out the quantity of stock materials required for specified works by taking surface measurements, receiving verbal instruction or written job specification.
  • Collect stock materials from central stores
  • Minimise dust and paint contamination of fixtures/fittings, carpets, furniture & personal affects, by removing from work area, where possible or cover in location
  • Upon completion of works clean and reinstate area as required
  • Follow safe working practise when using chemical paint strippers, blowtorch, mechanical abrasion, steam stripper and mechanical tile cutter
  • Remove surplus materials from work area upon completion of works and stored appropriately at the central stores. Remove watse materials to central stores and dispose of correctly

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required - Maths and English in GCSE grades A - C/4 or above
  • Have a desire to work as a painter & decorator
  • have good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support colleagues
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality where necessary
  • Able to be flexible in work activities and location

Location: Kirkby
Contracted hours: 40
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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