Posted: 3rd March 2022

Vacancy:                                                          Apprentice

Employer Name:                                           Cousins Group (Subcontractor)

Base of Work:                                                 London

Hours:                                                               Monday-Friday 8-4.30 Total 40hrs

Wage/Salary:                                                  National Minimum Wage (Depending on age)

Contact Details:                                            Sheree Lees

Recruitment Process:                                  CVs to be sent to

First interview to be held over Microsoft Teams, with successful applicants attending a second interview on Site or Vauxhall office.


Requirement:                                              CSCS Card & Painting experience/Qualification


Job Purpose Summary:                

To work as part of the site-based team of skilled tradespeople providing painting and decorating support.


  • Preparation to all surfaces including walls and woodwork (rubbing down, scraping, using sandpaper and removing old paint)
  • Fill cracks and holes with appropriate material
  • Mix paint and other materials to prepare the right colour or texture
  • Apply paints to ceiling, wall areas and all woodwork according to instructions with various tools
  • Apply specialist coatings to areas including internal and external floors, walls, ceilings.
  • Measure and calculate areas for paint coverage.
  • Assist with reading instructions, specification and examining surfaces to determine work required.
  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met.
  • Build on-site preparations such as scaffolding or covering fixtures.
  • To carry out any tasks within the employee’s skill and ability.

Person Specification:

  • Willing to learn a new trade and skills for painting techniques
  • Capacity to develop knowledge of painting materials and how to select, mix and apply them.
  • Aptitude in using appropriate tools (brushes, sandpaper etc)
  • Manual dexterity to balance on scaffolding and ladders
  • Ability to work at height or in dusty environments (appropriate PPE provided)
  • Good level of Maths and English

All equipment & PPE will be provided.

Training will be provided for all aspects of the role and tasks undertaken. They will be joining a company with proven track record of successful projects in London & South East.

Currently studying towards a Diploma / NVQ in Painting & Decorating or would like to commence an apprenticeship/college attendance.