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UK launches industrial coatings apprenticeship standard

The new standard is for coatings applicators involved with preparing the surface of new or existing steel structures and involved with applying the correct protection coatings.
The new standard is for coatings applicators involved with preparing the surface of new or existing steel structures and involved with applying the correct protection coatings.

Apprenticeships provider Skills Training UK has launched a new industrial coatings apprenticeship standard for the materials testing sector.

The Level 2 Industrial Coatings Applicator standard is for apprentices working as coatings applicators involved with preparing the surface of new or existing steel structures and involved with applying the correct protection coatings.

‘With a growing need for competent Industrial Coatings Applicators, we are pleased to offer the new Apprenticeships standard for employers who are looking to develop their staff with relevant industry qualifications,’ said Sam Cunningham, materials testing account manager at Skills Training UK.

The company plans to deliver training modules through a combination of on-site visits, classroom workshops and online learning modules. Skills Training UK will also offer employer guidance on apprenticeship levy funding and recruitment, while trainer assessors will visit apprentices monthly to deliver functional skills and support.

To find out more about the apprenticeship, go here.

This story uses material from Skills Training UK, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.