Apprentices will be working in a fast paced, diverse working environment. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be fully trained on how to powder coat, wet spray and will gain valuable experience working in a factory/ manufacturing environment.

Desired skills

Practical minded, Moderate level of fitness, Confident using tools and machinery (both manual and automated)

Personal qualities

Able to work in a team
Able to work independently
Good Attitude to work

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English at 9-4 (A*-C)

Future prospects

The possibility of full time employment with opportunities to further learn skills involving onsite painting, specialist painting techniques.

Career progression is also achievable providing the employee has the right mind and skill set to do so

Things to consider

There will be times when production will be busy with heavy, vast contract work. During these spells powder coating and wet spray opportunities may be more restricted then usual.

Work will predominantly be factory based however there may be some degree of outside work involved.

This job roll is very physical and a lot of walking, lifting, and carrying is involved. It is advised that you have a moderate level of fitness before applying for this apprenticeship but not essential.

Shifts start at 07:30 which is considerably earlier than what you may be used to. Preparing yourself for with earlier starts than you are used to is advised.

Please note that some degree of travel is involved as our wet spray painting and powder coating are done in 2 different plants

Important Other Information

You may be based at the address below if needed.

Powder Coating: Old Mill Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8NT
Wet Spray Painting: Stirling Close, Washington, NE38 8QD

97.4% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

Destination data for Sunderland College 2019/20, Apprentice completers. 

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

The college works in partnership with over 600 employers. 

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting relevant qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid.You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.30 an hour (from April 2021 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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