Industrial coatings applicator apprenticeship

Play a key role in protecting the nation’s infrastructure

In this role, you’ll prepare the surface of new or existing steel structures to remove any contamination, mill scale, rust, or unsound existing coatings, and apply the appropriate corrosion protection coatings to specified standards. During the industrial coatings applicator apprenticeship you’ll develop into a competent industrial coatings applicator who will be able to undertake the role safely and without supervision. Structures can include bridges, sports stadia, wind turbines, buildings used as power generation facilities, high-rise offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, hotels and warehouses, as well as more minor structures such as lighting columns. Once certificated, you’ll be employed within teams in small, medium or large enterprises. Your work may involve travelling throughout the UK.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the industrial coatings applicator apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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