Apprentice Plasterer MEARS GROUP PLC

Designed to empower and challenge you. You’ll be trusted with real work and responsibility from the outset. During your apprenticeship you will have a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn and will receive formal training working alongside our skilled workforce who will inspire and train you in the practical elements of the trade. You will be responsible for mixing and applying different kinds of plaster to inside walls and ceilings.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary dependent on age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • As a plasterer you will have to learn about all the different products and understand how to manage a job which will be different depending on the materials you are using 
  • You will be responsible for mixing and applying different kinds of plaster to inside walls and ceilings, working with dry lining, and putting protective coverings onto external walls such as pebble dashing to protect and waterproof buildings 
  • Plastering is a core function within the construction sector especially in house building and refurbishments

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Plasterer apprenticeship standard
  • On completion of the apprenticeship you will be a fully qualified plasterer
  • Training will take place at Carlisle College
  • One day a week attendance at college

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

With experience, you could move to a supervisory job, or into related areas like tiling, dry lining, estimating and site management. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Roles in plastering are physical in nature and may involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at height and will involve working inside and outside.

About the employer

Mears is one of the UK’s leading housing solutions providers to both the public and private sector. With more than 5,500 employees, we work with clients to help develop, fund and implement innovative housing solutions - we are the largest provider of repairs and maintenance, and regeneration services across the UK. We are a highly responsible partner, who is committed to; delivering the highest levels of customer service, keeping our promises, creating a great place to work, and tackling issues that matter to people and communities. Why work for us? • At Mears there are lots of opportunities to grow your career wherever you live in the UK - we work across repairs & maintenance, housing management, Care, Facilities Management and have dedicated business support functions • We are a Sunday Times Best Big Company to work for




1 Brunswick House

Maryport Marina


CA15 8BF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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