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 be 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.

Salary ranges

Qualified Sealant Applicators can expect to earn in the region of £15,000 - £25,000

Progression routes

After gaining work experience, there are opportunities to progress into supervisory and management roles, and many sealant applicators go on to set up their own companies.

Further information can be found at the Association of Sealant Applicators on 01268 696878.