What is a Solid Plasterer?
Solid Plasterers work in the general construction, applying plaster, cement or similar material coatings to new or existing interior and exterior surfaces on building, retaining walls or fences. Coatings used can be both decorative and protective.
Examples of tasks and duties:
- Read plans and specifications
- Prepare surfaces for plastering
- Mix and apply compounds such as plaster, cement, render or similar to flat or curved surfaces.
- Use solid plastering tools and equipment
- Carry out measurements and calculations
How do I get into this trade?
You need to complete an Apprenticeship in Solid Plastering. Usually, you would have needed to complete Year 10 with good results in English and Maths. You may be able to start this Apprenticeship while you are still at school. If you have left school, and have no experience, a pre-vocational course in this area would assist.
What does your career prospect look like?
Once you have completed your Solid Plastering Apprenticeship, some great opportunities await you. You can work as a Tradesperson employed by a Plastering Sub-Contractor or with further studies, you may wish to become a Supervisor or Project Manager and eventually become your own boss.