Plasterer Jobs

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

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

The average salary for a plasterer is £29,000 in the UK.

What do plasterers do? 

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

A plastering role involves work that requires a lot of standing, bending, kneeling and climbing.  Plasterers may have to travel from site to site, and they may also work away from home for short or long periods of time.

The role requires 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.

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

The training usually involves a combination of on-the-job experience and attendance at a college or a training centre. There are 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. Jet Wash Operative

    Location: Houston

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Labourer

    We are currently looking for an High Pressure Water Jetting Operative for an short term temporary role based in Renfrew starting tomorrow for 5 days this will include 10 hour shifts.
    You must hold the following -
    High pressure water jetting certificate
    CSCS Card

  4. 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 ...