Plastering Apprenticeship Luke Stacey Mather

Luke Mather Plastering are looking to take on an apprentice to join their busy team.

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Closing date: 18 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 8am – 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001209012

  • Positions

    1 available

As a plasterer, you apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. You could also cover outside walls with coatings, such as sand and cement render or pebble-dash.

As an apprentice you will be expected to learn a variety of plastering and construction skills, you will learn how to mix the correct ratio of plaster to apply to walls and buildings, this will include learning how to skim and render correctly. You will also be expected to use a variety of equipment safely.

You will be shown how to skillfully use a hawk, trowel and other specialist plastering tools in order to complete jobs to a high standard.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will be highly motivated to achieve your apprenticeship in plastering and have a genuine enthusiasm for all trades in construction.
  • You will also be able to take instruction and work as part of a team as well as being naturally polite and courteous.

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate will have a good sense of humour, be driven to succeed in the plastering industry and have good attention to detail.
  • You must be willing to learn and progress.

Qualifications required

  • The successful candidate does not need to have A*-C Grades in English and Maths or equivalent but this would be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate would be able to work towards Functional Skills in both subjects.

Future prospects

After completing the level 2 apprenticeship, you will progress onto an advanced level 3 apprenticeship, should you possess the right skills and abilities.

About the employer

Luke has been working in the industry for over 5 years and is expanding his company. Luke would like to take on an apprentice in Plastering so that he can train them up and bring on more work for the company. The apprentice will learn hands on experience with an employer who is supportive of having an apprentice.

Employer

Luke Stacey Mather

Address

10 Whitehaven Way

Plymouth

PL6 6BJ

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship in Plastering includes:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1).
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test.
  • Emergency First Aid.
  • Certified Health and Safety Course.
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding.

Attendance is required at our training centre for one day per week. Your training will consist of part knowledge and part theory, whilst the rest will be practical. During this time you will be shown the necessary hand skills required to use specialist tools, carry out duties such as plastering and skimming, rendering, dry lining work, floor screeding and fibrous moulds. Learning these skills will benefit you on returning to your employer.

You will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications in Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.

Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, in order to apply for your CSCS Card. This will enable you to carry out site work with the employer when required.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


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Closing date: 18 Sep 2017