We’re committed to continually developing the careers of all our employees across all areas of the business. This means that all of our operatives receive all the support and training necessary, as well as diverse on the job experience to ensure that they can develop their skills to the highest levels in the industry.

Working at Greens


Experienced Painter & Decorators

If you are an experienced (NVQ Level 2 or higher) painter & decorator, or have management experience in the industry then we want to hear from you. Simply send us your CV through the form at the foot of this page.


Painting & Decorating Apprenticeships

Each year we recruit 3 to 4 new apprentices with the aim of them becoming future full time members of our team. See below for more info.

Apprenticeship Scheme

Greens are committed to employing young people as part of our apprenticeship scheme. Every year we recruit three to four young people with an interest in our trade. We provide the support and training to allow our apprentices to develop into industry leading tradesmen.

Our apprentices usually attend Leeds College of Building spending a mixture of time both in college and on site working alongside our decorators. In the first year, our apprentices will gain their level one qualification and their level two qualifications at the end of the second year. Following completion of the level 2 NVQ, our apprentices are encouraged to stay on at college and achieve ‘craft level’ qualifications.

We try wherever possible to give our apprentices the opportunity to work in a variety of different environments and hone a range of diverse skills. All apprentices are allocated to one experienced decorator who will act as their mentor throughout the scheme.

Apprentice FAQ's

Green are looking for hardworking and enthusiastic young people aged 16-19 who have a willingness to learn and develop their skills. We are seeking young people who want to learn a trade, which will stay with them for life. Some experience of painting and decorating can be useful although it is not mandatory.

We expect basic competence in maths and English as well as the ability to interact politely with our customers. Ultimately, we are looking for somebody with the determination to be the very best at their trade whilst providing the excellent levels of customer care and trustworthiness that our clients have come to expect from us.

In the first instance, please fill out our application section below and attach a copy of your CV. If we feel that an apprenticeship may be suitable for you, we will send you a copy of our application questionnaire.

Following the completion of this, we will invite the successful candidates for interview. We usually have a high number of applicants and each year we select three to four young people to join our team.

Below, there are links to several useful websites where you can read more about the apprenticeship scheme.


Send Us Your CV Online

Simply fill out the form below or email enquiries@greensdecorating.co.uk with a copy of your CV and one of our team will be in touch.

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