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Plasterers

Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

£27,456

Median Salary

New workers start around £19,251. Normal pay is £27,456 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,666.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.
  • Covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface.
  • Measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings.
  • Pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work.
  • Applies and smoothes one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray.
  • Mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Science
  • Writing

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Plasterer Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to make a smooth start to your career in construction, this Plastering apprenticeship is for you.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th January 2021
Location: Employer Based

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