What's involved

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.

Skills required

You'll need to good at working with your hands and be precise and accurate.

Qualifications required

There are no specific academic qualifications required to become a sealant applicator.

Progression routes

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.