Paintworks NI are always on the lookout for young talent in Northern Ireland’s construction industry and we support young people searching for employment opportunities locally.
At the end of last year, we welcomed a new addition to the team – Grant Foster – a participant in the ‘YES Scheme’, an initiative of the Department of Employment and Learning. With Paintworks NI, Grant benefits from ongoing training and instruction in all areas of painting and decorating. He receives support to progress within the industry and is exposed to relevant supplementary training courses. Grant has already achieved his certificate in CSR Health & Safety and looks forward to further progressing throughout the coming year.
Here are Grant’s thoughts on his time so far, as part of the PWNI team –
“I have been at Paintworks NI for three months now, as an apprentice. So far, everything has been a lot better than I first expected, everybody I work with is very friendly and are always willing to help me on request. I have had lots of brilliant opportunities in life, but this has been the best to date. I get to do things that usually, as an apprentice, you wouldn’t be allowed to do. I have almost perfected all my prep work and have nearly mastered spraying doors. I am always looked after and never treated any differently to any of the other guys. I look forward to a bright and successful future with the company.”