If you are interested in a career in plastering then you’ve made a great choice. There are some excellent opportunities for plasterers in the UK, whether you want to work for a specialist plastering firm, building contractors, or you’d like to be self employed or whether you want intensive plastering courses, weekend plastering courses or even plastering night courses!
As with many trades and industries there’s an awful lot to be said for getting yourself some onsite experience, so, taking the opportunity to be a plasterer’s mate or labourer will give you a good chance to find out what it’s all about.
There are also ways to learn the skills needed through an apprenticeship or college course and you’ll find plenty out there to choose from.
While many plastering firms are looking for on the job experience above all, if you’re wondering what plastering qualifications are there, then finding a good course can be a great chance to get taught by the experts and give you an excellent place to start honing your skills.
You can also have plastering training while you’re on a job with a day or block release.
Are you thinking of a plastering career?
If you are thinking of a plastering career this can include working in solid plastering, fibrous plastering or drylining. It can also mean working indoors or outdoors on all manner of buildings or sites, from large commercial developments all the way through to small scale private homes and extensions.
Useful skills include the ability to work accurately and as a part of a team, having good numeric skills for calculating surface areas and the amount of plaster needed, as well as a certain level of fitness and creative ability too.
As you will discover, there’s lots of diversity in plastering, with different routes to take in the job and lots of techniques and skills to get your head around, so having a good idea of where you want your career to take you to start with can be useful.
Useful information on plastering courses – Plastering Courses near me
The variety of courses can allow you to progress from beginner level plastering all the way through to advanced master craftsman territory as you move from basic construction, building and plastering skills, all the way through to level three diplomas in plastering and construction crafts.
City and Guilds plastering courses are incredibly popular especially the City and Guilds Plastering Level 2 which you can find a link to above.
Skills you can learn on the way include modules on technical information and quantities, applying plastering materials and render to indoor and outdoor surfaces, producing plasterwork components from moulds and installing components.
If you’re going in the trade, get the right kit!
At Gypsumtools we have been providing plastering tools and equipment for a wide range of plastering purposes for many years.
While our range of products will cater for DIY fans all the way through to the professional plasterer, if you’re looking to start out in the industry, you should take a look at our apprentice kits which will provide you with everything you need to get going.
Take a browse though our products or get in touch with us today to find out more.