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Plasterers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£15,600 pile of coins

Age 35

£28,600 pile of coins

Age 50

£31,200 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £23,400

What does this career do?

Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

Typical tasks

  • mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency
  • applies and smoothes one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray
  • pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work
  • measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings
  • covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface
  • checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2017)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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