Apprentice Painter & Decorator

Onward Homes
£18,300 (Recruitment Rate) £18,800 (Confirmed Rate)
19 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region. We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

Our in-house repairs team aims to deliver a high quality service that is convenient for our customers and keeps our homes safe and in excellent condition. We complete day to day repairs to customers’ homes and also empty properties to bring them up to the required Onward standard.

At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive.  Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work. 

We are looking for an Apprentice Painter and Decorator (1 post) to join our Repairs team to work across the Lancashire region on a 3 year fixed term contract, with the potential for future permanent opportunities.   

It is essential that you are qualified to GSCE level C or above in Maths and English and that you are keen, enthusiastic and a team player with good communication skills. 

Through work experience, studying, training and development (both practical and vocational), you will complete a course of study and be working towards an Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating (3 year apprenticeship). There is a requirement for you to attend either Accrington & Rossendale or Burnley college or on a day / block release basis.

Excellent time keeping is an essential part of the role. and you must be able to travel to and from our office at Syke Side Drive, Altham Business Park, Altham, Accrington, BB5 5YE.  We are on a bus route, if you don't have your own transport, but please check that you can get to our office before applying. 

All our Apprentices are paid at the Real Living Wage salary.  As well as your professional training, we offer a generous annual leave entitlement, with a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and ongoing personal development.

The base location for this role is Accrington and will involve dealing with Repairs across the wider Lancashire region.  Due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.