- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Creative/artistic, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,000
- Nation: Scotland
There are two types of plasterers – solid plasterers and fibrous plasterers.
Solid plasterers work on construction sites, or in commercial and domestic areas, applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. A fibrous plasterer works in a workshop and uses moulds to produce ornamental plasterwork to decorate ceilings and walls.
Plasterers mix and apply plaster onto internal walls and
ceilings to create a surface that is ready for decorating.
Most people know about that part of a plasterer's work, which is
called solid plastering, but that is by no means all that they
There is also fibrous plastering, which involves making
ornamental plasterwork in a workshop or on site. This is the kind
of thing you see on the ceilings of decorative buildings.
A plasterer is an expert at using the specialist tools of their
trade and has a good knowledge of how to work safely.
You'll need good practical and creative skills, especially for
fibrous plastering and other decorative work. You'll also need to
be able to work quickly and accurately and also work well as part
of a team.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
Maths and English Standard Grades.
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£17,000 - £28,000
There are a wide range of opportunities for plastering
apprentices to have a structured career path in both new builds and
refurbishments. This apprenticeship will enable progression to:
PDA Construction Crafts (SCQF Level 7)
If you then decide to progress into supervisory, design or
management roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 8,9,11)
- HNC Construction or a number of other built environment HNC/HND
qualifications (SCQF Levels 7 or 8)
- Degree level qualifications in a number of construction
disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12)
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this role from an apprentice's point of view