Start building your career in the constantly evolving and developing construction and building services industry. With our qualifications, you will learn a valuable trade for life, benefit from working with local contractors and businesses and be taught the technical and professional skills employers are looking for. 

Career Prospects

Painters and decorators

Annual pay
Workforce change

The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding 4,149 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 37,291 job openings.

Role description

Those working in this unit group apply paint, varnish, wallpaper and other protective and decorative materials to interior and exterior walls and surfaces, paint designs on wood, glass, metal, plastics and other materials, and stain, wax and french polish wood surfaces by hand.

Common tasks


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Shorncliffe Road
Folkestone, Kent
CT20 2TZ