Career Opportunities

The UK coatings industry faces a shortage of skilled staff, and an ageing workforce, so there are real career opportunities for those who choose to focus on the coatings industry, which is at the heart of several advanced manufacturing technologies in the UK and around the world.

Why pursue a career in coatings?


Sustainable careers

It’s a sustainable career choice with opportunities for career development and further studies

Work for household brands

You can work for household brands such as Dulux, Crown, Farrow & Ball, Ronseal and smaller independent companies

Broad range of roles

There a broad range of roles in the industry including technical positions such as paint technologist, research scientist, development chemist or in more general business departments like marketing, finance, sales, customer service etc

Advance your career with an internship or apprenticeship

Our companies offer opportunities for industry newcomers via internships and apprenticeships

Why work in the coatings industry?

Watch our videos below

Edmund Lo, Senior Laboratory Technician

"Sun Chemical has given me the opportunity to travel."

Gracienne Ikin, Marketing & Communications Executive

"We focus heavily on team building with our staff members."

Kieran Parker, Colour Matcher

"The Apprenticeship route provides better integration."

David Beckford, MD of Pronto Paints & President of BCF

"You get a chance to have an impact and actually see things happen."

Future in colour

Have you considered a career in the coatings, printing inks or wallcoverings industries? There are real job opportunities and possibilities for the next generation of talent.