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Job Description

Plasterers mix and paste plaster onto walls, floors and ceilings to prepare them for decoration. Plasterers are often self employed but can be sub-contracted to a larger construction firm and could work on housing developments, offices and in people's homes.

Plastering is a very skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers.

Entry Requirements

No set requirements for this role but employers will look for you to have had some experience.

You can get this as a plasterer's assistant (mate) and train on the job or another route to consider is to doing a college course in plastering.  You can also access this role via an apprenticeship.

You'll need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on building sites and to improve your career prospects.

Required Skills

  • You will need to have physical stamina
  • Good upper body strength as well as hand-eye co-ordination skills are required
  • You need to be generally practical
  • You need to be able to work to deadlines and be good at giving attention to detail

Starting Salary

£14,000 to £30,000

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