- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Building
- Nation: Scotland
Primarily working outdoors, sealing applicators seal and maintain buildings both internally and externally.
Sealant applicators apply a variety of sealants to all types of
building joints; including door frames and windows, facades,
sanitary ware and structural bonding, including glass to glass to
provide air tight and waterproof seals.
They work on a wide range of building projects and have to
travel from job to job. Many different types of sealants are used,
depending on what has been specified by the client.
The Association of Sealant Applicators runs its own
apprenticeship scheme for trainee sealant applicators, which leads
to an NVQ Level 2 qualification.
You'll need to good at working with your hands and be precise
There are no specific academic qualifications required to become
a sealant applicator.
After gaining further experience, there are opportunities to
progress into supervisory and management roles, and many sealant
applicators go on to set up their own companies.
If you decide to progress into supervisory, design or management
roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 6 to11)
- 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)
Further information can be found at the Association of Sealant
Applicators on 01268 696878.