Plasterer Jobs

Plasterer roles carry out two main types of plastering, solid plastering, which involves a Plasterer applying wet plaster to walls and ceilings to form a flat, smooth surface, ready for decoration or Plasterers can carry out fibrous plastering, which is a specialist job involving making or repairing decorative plaster mouldings, such as cornices or ceiling roses.

Plasterer Jobs involve working in new buildings and in existing buildings undergoing refurbishment.  Plasterers may also gain some work in the ‘heritage' sector, conserving and restoring historic buildings. Plasterers can occasionally work outdoors, applying render to outside walls.

What do plasterers do? 

Plasterers will normally work 39 hours, Monday to Friday, but a plasterer can often work overtime. A  Solid plasterer will mainly work indoors. Conditions for plasterer jobs on building sites can be cold and draughty. Fibrous plasterer jobs are usually based on workshops.

Plasterer jobs involve work that requires a lot of standing, bending, kneeling and climbing.  Plasterer jobs may include travel from site to site, and a plasterer may also work away from home for short or long periods.

Plasterer jobs may allow earning of between £16,000 and £25,000 a year.

Plasterer jobs require fitness and strength, to be able to work quickly but carefully, have the good hand-to-eye coordination for fibrous plastering and other decorative work a plasterer will need to have artistic qualities.

There are more than 39,000 plasterer jobs in the UK. The main employers for plasterer jobs are specialist plaster jobs contractors and general building contractors. The number of plasterer jobs is expected to decline in future and some are moving into the dry lining, a related trade where plasterboard is attached to walls and ceilings.

It is possible to train as a plasterer at any age over 16.
 
Plasterer jobs training usually involves a combination of on-the-job experience and attendance at a college or a training centre. There are plasterer apprenticeship schemes available, and it is possible to do NVQs/SVQs in plastering.

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Job Listings

  1. Painter

    Location: Ayrshire South

    Salary: £15.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Girvan starting ASAP initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £15per hour

  2. Painter

    Location: Greenock

    Salary: £14.00 p/h

    Category: Painter/Decorator

    We are currently looking for a CSCS Painter for a short term contract based in Greenock starting on Monday 26th March initially for two weeks but with potential for other contracts after this.
    You must be -
    Time Served
    Hold a CSCS Card
    Taping experience would be beneficial
    Salary £14per hour

  3. Ground Worker/Dumper Driver.

    Location: Largs

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting two experienced Groundworkers to start on a project in Largs.
    Starting in January the role is expected to last approximately 8weeks.
    Pay rate is £9.00 - £9.50 per hour
    You must also have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, full PPE and be ...

  4. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for Joiners to start in the Cumbernauld area.
    Qualified Joiners are required
    The work will consist a range of joinery therefore all applicants should have
    A minimum of 2 years relevant experience.
    A valid and in date CSCS Card.
    Have served their time as a joiner
    Hours ...

  5. Site Operative

    Location: Stirling

    Salary: £25000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Carpenter

    Due to continued growth, our client who are based near Stirling require a Site Operative to join their Installation team.  Because of the nature of the work, this vacancy will be ideally suited for someone who has experience in mechanical/joinery first fix.
     
    Key Responsibilities
    To safely complete works as ...

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