Plasterer apprenticeship

Prepare walls and ceilings for decoration and finishing

During the plasterer apprenticeship, you’ll specialise in either solid or fibrous plaster work. Solid plastering is site-based and will see you applying a range of plastering systems on to different background surfaces using traditional and modern materials. Fibrous plastering involves creating plaster components with either a modern contemporary design or with an ornamental to a classical design. As a fibrous plasterer, you’ll produce work in a workshop in addition to installing products on site. All plasterers can work on their own or as part of a small team. You’ll work on small-scale domestic jobs, repairs and restoration, and on big commercial developments such as schools or hospitals. While some plasterers are directly employed by companies specialising in plastering, you may be self-employed and sub-contracted by companies to work on new or existing buildings.


Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the plasterer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000 per annum

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