Plastering Apprentice

  • A & P Williams Ltd
  • Newquay, Cornwall
  • £7.00 per hour

We have an exciting opportunity and are currently seeking an apprentice machine applied renderer. You will be working alongside one of our top rendering teams.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    244709
  • Wages
    £7.00 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    05/01/2024
  • Start Date
    18/03/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    25 months

  • Location
    Newquay
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Construction
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Plasterer (ST0096)
  • Employer
    A & P Williams Ltd

Description

College Apprenticeship Training will be with Truro College and will start in September/October 2024. Employment will start prior to the college start date.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business in the construction industry. You will report to your team leader every morning where you will be advised of the tasks for the day ahead. You will be taught all aspects of machine applied render and you will be assisting your team to help achieve the highest possible standard.

As part of the apprenticeship you will have 1 day per week at Truro College, day to be confirmed.

28 Days Holiday per year.

CSCS card is essential along will PPE and Driving licence

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 244709)

Company website : https://aandpwilliams-plastering.co.uk/

  • Some construction site experience would be an advantage but not necessary.

ESSENTIAL

  • Grade 2/E GCSE or above in English and Maths or equivalent qualification
  • CSCS card is a must to be allowed on a construction site. Ability to travel to various sites across Cornwall.

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.


  • To be keen to learn a new trade
  • Good attention to detail

On successful completion of apprenticeship there may be an opportunity for a full time position
Working Times: 7.30 - 5

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