Plastering Apprentice.

A & P Williams Ltd Newquay

A&P Williams are looking for an apprentice in Plastering. We are an internal boarding, plastering and external render company predominantly in the new build sector. We are currently seeking an apprentice machine applied renderer. You will be working alongside one of our top rendering teams. You will be taught all aspects of machine applied render and you will be assisting your team to help achieve the highest possible standard.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Construction

  • GMFJ Reference
    124910
  • Wages
    £5.00 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    20/01/2021
  • Start Date
    15/10/2021

  • Location
    Newquay
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Construction
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    A & P Williams Ltd

Description of Opportunity

Initially to undertake work activities in connection with assisting a fully skilled plasterer.

Including all preparation work in providing this service, To develop skills with a view to becoming a skilled plasterer.

MAIN DUTIES

To ensure that the ”customer” receives an effective courteous service.

To assist the skilled plasterer so that they are able to carry out plastering tasks effectively.

Moving, including collecting and returning materials, handling and storing resources

To undertake labouring duties for work carried out.

To complete all necessary paper work to ensure accurate information is supplied to line manager (timesheets/mileage/rubbish collections)

To observe all Health and Safety and Work regulations and report all hazards to the line manager.

Productive working practices

Applying finishing plaster to background surfaces

Producing internal solid plastering finishes

Producing external solid render finishes

Laying sand and cement screeds to level and/or falls

Applying projection plaster and maintaining equipment

Installing mechanically fixed plasterboard

Produce cement castings

Employment rights and responsibilities

Personal thinking and learning skills and CSCS-construction skills certificate scheme

Principles of building construction, information and communication

Other such duties as may be required from time to time.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 124910)

Essential

  • Hard working
  • Honest
  • Reliable

Essential

  • Grade E/2 or above or equivalent in English and Maths.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 2/E or above in English and Maths

Who is the course for?

The occupation covered by this apprenticeship standard is for a Plasterer that will specialise in either Solid or Fibrous plaster work after undertaking the core learning.

Programme content

Knowledge

➜Health and safety: Health and safety hazards, current regulations and legislation. Codes of practice and safe working practices, including asbestos awareness and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

➜Customer service: The principles of high quality customer service. Establishing the needs of others (colleagues, customers and other stakeholders). Respect the working environment including customers’ properties, impact on other trades and the project.

➜Communication: Different communication methods. How to communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner. How to adapt communication style to different situations. How to interpret and use drawings and specifications.

➜Buildings: Different eras, types of construction methods, insulation considerations, facilities, fire protection. The importance of thermal/insulation to buildings, damp proofing/tanking, renovation and restoration.

➜Materials: Types of traditional and modern materials; moving, handling and storage of them; their uses and characteristics, e g types, condition, strength and compatibility. Cost awareness and environmental considerations/waste awareness, e g surface water management and recycling. Chemical damp proofing installation, moisture effects and damage.

Considerations before completing plastering work: u-vales, insulation, impact, fire proofing around steel work.

➜Dry lining: materials, methods, and finishes.

➜Application methods for different types of mortars and finishes, including heritage and how to re-instate plastering systems post chemical damp-proof injection.

➜Application methods for different types of render systems including colour rendering; run in situ moulding work in sand and cement.

➜How to fix ancillary works including beads, trims and how to use additives to form a mechanical key.

➜How to produce reverse moulds such as enriched cornices, arches, columns, pilasters, corbels ceiling centre and beam case.

➜How to cast from reverse moulds in fibrous plaster, GRG (glass fibre reinforced gypsum) and GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete)

➜How to fix a range of cast mouldings such as enriched cornice, arches, columns, pilasters, corbels, ceiling centre and beam casing.

➜ How to restore existing mouldings including how to take squeezes of different types of mouldings using plaster, clay and silicone rubber to reproduce mouldings to match the original.


Essential

  • Willing to learn and a good team player
Must have own transport. Wage to be discussed on interview.

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