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OUR POSITIONS

 

In addition to our Student Manager positions, we are looking for talented support staff including:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise Manager

The student franchise manager position is the top level of our summer employment offerings. Students who are looking to become franchise managers participate in our entrepreneurship training program which is held throughout the school year.

 

This program provides extensive training on:

  • Business administration
  • Basic accounting, estimating and job costing
  • Business cycles and key elements
  • Sales and marketing concepts and methodologies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Client management
  • Job management
  • Time and conflict management
  • Usage of our Proprietary Management and Estimating software

 

Along with the business side we teach all of the elements of the service we provide:

  • Safety and job procedures
  • Product specifications
  • Job Processes
  • A-Z on painting techniques (detailed training on painting itself)

 

In April upon the full completion of school and the successful completion of our program participants will operate one of our painting franchises for the summer. At that point our programs mentorship element will then take over training and guidance. All of our franchise managers are assigned industry experts who are highly experienced as their regional and district manager. These district and regional managers work with them on a daily basis throughout the entire summer.

 

Students who become franchise managers will gain experience that is unequaled by most summer positions and will be provided exceptional rewards from their successful operation.

 

 

Franchise Managers are the heart of the UFCP operation. Franchise Managers are the young entrepreneurs who run the local UFCP painting operations.

 

 

What are the benefits of being a Franchise Manager with UFCP?

 

  • The University First Class Painter's experience will provide you with financial rewards, business skills, interpersonal development and an achievement of which you will be proud.

 

  • Work with our experienced team of professional experts as your mentors and guides

 

  • Work with fellow students who are some of the brightest and most ambitious university students on campuses today.

 

  • Financially rewarding, well above the student average for summer earnings.

 

  • A position that grows with you each year of your degree. Enhancing your skills, growing your business and increasing your financial rewards and building credentials that will put you ahead of your fellow students.

 

  • There are also travel perks and incentives for all of our successful student managers

 

 

What are the requirements?

 

  • It’s not just Business / Commerce students that make successful managers. We have had students of every academic discipline including Arts, Science and Engineering. While the abilities and talents of our managers differ from one to the other there is a strong desire for success that remains a common trait in all of our student franchisees.

 

  • Good business ability is also necessary but being a business student is not a requirement. Many s students find it an excellent way to achieve an experience in business while continuing with their degree in another field. Business students, on the other hand, use the experience as a practical application of their in-class learning.

 

  • Additionally, you should be: Ambitious, Goal Oriented, Hardworking, Assertive, Organized, Committed, Communicative, Determined

 

 

How do I apply?

 

  • Fill out a the Franchise Manager application

 

  • Send a resume to info@ufcp.ca clearly label as interested in the Franchise Manager position and the region you wish to work in
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Painter

  • What are the benefits of being a painter with UFCP?

 

  • Dependable, hardworking painters are the backbone of the student painting industry. This job opportunity is perfect for someone who enjoys working outside and being part of a reliable high-energy team.

 

  • You will be provided with Workers Compensation coverage on all jobsites. It is mandatory for each franchisee in the University First Class Painters system to register with their local Workers Compensation board.

 

  • Wages differ depending on the location of the franchise and the franchise manager that you’ve applied to work for. As a rule of thumb, a fast, hardworking painter has a potential to earn $8,000 in one summer.

 

 

  • What are the requirements?

 

  • Previous painting experience is an asset, but NOT required. We will accept resumes from any person who has an interest in painting.

 

  • Training will be provided to all successful applicants to teach them the tricks and techniques needed for painting, as well as jobsite safety procedures.

 

 

  • How do I apply?

 

  • We have many different franchise locations and hire painters throughout the summer months – if this position interests you, apply today!

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Marketer

  • What are the benefits of being a marketer with UFCP?

 

  • Our Marketer position is ideal for candidates who would prefer to work on evenings and weekends. This position is a direct sale position using door-to-door techniques.

 

  • Workers Compensation is provided to all Marketers.

 

  • Marketers may choose from a fixed or variable compensation schedule. Often, a ‘per lead’ payment schedule will lead to a higher rate of pay for effective marketers.

 

 

  • What are the requirements?

 

  • Previous experience in marketing and/or sales is preferred but not required. We encourage anyone interested in the position to apply!

 

  • Each Marketer must attend and complete a training program provided by their Student Manager.

 

 

  • How do I apply?

 

  • We look for Marketers across Canada at various points throughout the summer months. If this position interests you, apply today!
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Production Manager / Foreperson

  • What are the benefits of being a production manager / foreperson with UFCP?

 

  • A production manager will run production on a daily basis for the franchise manager. Their duties includes: Client Management, site material management and crew management. A production manager insures jobs get done on a timely basis, that the job meets quality requirements and that the client is fully satisfied in some cases this will include billing and collections. A production manager will run many crews as opposed to a foreperson who will run a single crew.

 

  • In many ways, our Foreperson position is an upgrade to the Painter position. The Foreman will take responsibility for quality control on all jobsites. This job opportunity is perfect for an experienced painter who would like to share their years of knowledge with a new team.

 

  • You will be provided with Workers Compensation coverage on all jobsites.

 

  • Wages differ depending on the location of the franchise and the Student Manager that you’ve applied to work for. As a rule of thumb, a fast, hardworking foreman has a potential to earn 10% more than the painter wage average of $8,000 in one summer.  The production manager will earn a wage similar to a foreperson however there is usually an incentive of a percentage of profit for each job (these terms vary by franchise manager). A production manager will usually earn 20% more than a foreperson. In many cases there is also a rebate on costs for the production manager who operates their own vehicle.

 

 

  • What are the requirements?

 

  • Previous painting experience and exceptional painting performance is required.

 

  • Each production manager / foreperson will go through the same training program given to painters, and will be selected based on completion of the UFCP training program and successful on-site performance.

 

  • In most cases a production manager must have their own vehicle and be willing to use this vehicle as part of their daily job requirements. Franchise managers will compensate for costs.

 

 

  • How do I apply?

 

  • We have many different franchise locations which hire forepersons and production managers. If these positions interests you, apply today!
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Head Office

  • What are the benefits of being working in the UFCP Head Office?

 

  • Our UFCP Head Office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are always on the lookout for talented students and non-students to fill our full-time and part-time staff requirements.

 

  • We have various positions available in administrative roles, our accounting department, technology and our call center.

 

  • Our part-time positions are created specifically for students and are very flexible to your schedule.

 

  • UFCP is committed to providing fair wages to all Head Office Staff.

 

 

  • What are the requirements?

 

  • For our full-time positions, experience in the field is a requirement. Alternatively, our part-time student positions do not require experience.

 

  • On-the-job training will be provided by senior members of our Head Office Staff for all new full-time and part-time employees.

 

 

  • How do I apply?

 

  • We are always accepting applications for Head Office Staff. If this position interests you, apply today!
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Regional Manager

Regional managers are the core of the UFCP operation. Regional managers function as the mentors, trainers and recruiters of the young entrepreneurs who become the franchise managers of UFCP.

 

 

What are the benefits of being a Regional Manager with UFCP?

 

  • An opportunity to work with and train some of the brightest and most ambitious university students on campuses today.

 

  • Work in a rewarding environment that has the enthusiastic energy of young entrepreneurs developing skills and achieving success as a direct result of your efforts

 

  • A competitive package is offered for this position consisting of a fixed remuneration and a commission based on sales within the region.

 

  • There are also many travel perks and incentives

 

 

What are the requirements?

 

  • This position requires past experience in the student painting business or at a minimum painting contracting experience.

 

  • A university degree (preferably a business degree or significant experience in running a business (2 or more years)), franchise experience is a definite asset.

 

  • Training and mentorship experience

 

  • Leadership skills

 

  • Training will be provided to enhance already acquired skills

 


How do I apply?

 

  • Fill out a the regional Manager application

 

  • Send a resume to info@ufcp.ca clearly label as interested in the regional manager position and the region you wish to work in
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Recruiting Assistant

What are the benefits of being a Recruiting Assistant with UFCP?

 

  • This job opportunity is perfect for someone who is outgoing, energetic and has skills for presentations in front of small to medium sized groups

 

  • You will be working on campus and this can be a part time job and can be done in between classes. There are full time recruiting assistant positions available also.

 

  • Wages differ depending on the location of your school. In some areas a fixed amount is given per presentation or an hourly wage will be offered. For full time RA’s there is a fixed fee schedule.

 

 

What are the requirements?

 

  • Previous presentation experience and skills are an asset, but not required. Ideal candidates are on campus students that are willing to network and promote UFCP positions on campus.

 

  • Training will be provided to all successful applicants to teach them the skills for being an RA

 

 

How do I apply?

 

  • We have positions available at most campuses– if this position interests you, apply today!
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