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.
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.
- 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
£14,000 to £30,000