Plasterer apprenticeship

Prepare walls and ceilings for decoration and finishing

During the plasterer apprenticeship, you’ll enter the construction sector, working on both new build and refurbishment projects. From small repairs to large-scale developments, you’ll contribute to making buildings sturdy, visually appealing, and safe. Plasterers apply layers of plaster to walls and ceilings, offering protection, aesthetics, and thermal insulation. As a plasterer apprentice, you will learn about dry lining and master techniques like solid plastering for various surfaces and fibrous plastering for ornamental designs. Your daily interactions will involve customers, fellow tradespeople, and site management, and you will be responsible for ensuring quality workmanship and safety standards are met. Sustainability is key, so you’ll consider environmental impact and material usage. Completing this apprenticeship can lead to specialisations like fibrous plastering, solid plastering, or external rendering, offering diverse career paths in construction on traditional buildings, modern buildings, or even the film industry.


Duration: 24 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

Find out more:

Order the 2023-4 printed Guide

Order Now
Printed App Guide
Dive Right in, Start Your Apprenticeship Search Now

Or still want to find out a little more first? Read our FAQ’s or visit our guidance section.

Follow our socials for apprenticeship tips and resources: