What's involved

All types of buildings are worked on, with large areas divided into rooms using metal stud partitioning systems such as plasterboard and wall board. These are then fixed up, joined together and decorated.

Skills required

This is an indoor-only role but, as in most construction work, you need to be fit. You should also have good numeracy skills as you'll be calculating surface areas and volumes.

In addition, you'll need to be able to read plans, diagrams and information sheets and be able to follow instructions.

Qualifications required

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have GCSE's in English/Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from students with the Foundation/Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate are also welcomed).

Salary ranges

(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and experienced person might expect to get.)

£15,000 - £30,000

Progression routes

An apprenticeship will enable progression to:

  • Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Dry Lining

After gaining work experience area there are opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.