04/01/2019 BAE Systems Glasgow

Apprentice – Painting Apprentice – Glasgow

  • Sector: construction
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Level: 6
Apprentice – Painting Apprentice – Glasgow

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Role Profile

As a Painting Apprentice you will be involved in producing high quality decorative finishes, including marbling, stencil manufacture and sign writing. You will carry out wet and dry abrasive blasting and prepare final surface finishes whilst operating a range of high-reach equipment.

What Does The Apprenticeship Involve?

Contributing to day to day marine activities, painting demands high quality decorative finishes, including marbling, stencil manufacture, sign writing and the application of gold leaf to ornate surfaces.

You will also need to be able to carry out wet and dry abrasive blasting, preparing final surface finishes, modern painting techniques and operate a range of high-reach equipment. and you’ll have the skills to assess paint coatings by measuring the job with knowledge of the pigment and adhesive content of the materials applied. In the shipbuilding role, you will be engaged in painting sub-assemblies and components, ladders, doors, internal compartments, deck coverings and internal and external areas of the ship structure.

As a painter, you will be trained to use hand tools, machines and flammable materials safely. You will learn to work in confined conditions and be trained in the importance of Health and Safety in the workplace.

What Qualification Will You Get?

SCQF Level 6 in Construction

How Will I Be Rewarded?

We offer competitive salaries and a range of employee benefits including, free higher education as well as access to the Company pension and share saving scheme.

Entry Requirements and what we are looking for

5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science/Technical subject


5 National 4s to include English, Maths and a Science or Technical Subject

Overview of Business Unit

As an island nation, the UK has a proud history of world-class naval engineering. As part of our UK Maritime Sector, Naval Ships designs, builds and delivers complex warships and combat systems, and you could play a vital role in its future.

Security/ Export Control statement

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are an inclusive employer. Recruiting, retaining and inspiring the best people from the widest pool is vitally important to us. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements you may need to support your application.

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