GK Plastering & Dry Lining Contractors

GK Plastering & Dry Lining Contractors

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and surrounding areas

Dry Lining Apprentice
Published: Oct 24, 2018
Ref: GK569SB

GK Plastering and Dry lining Ltd require an apprentice Dry Lining Apprentice to join their experienced team based in Plymouth and the surrounding area.

The Apprentice’s Role

Dryliners complete the internal fit out of residential and commercial structures. They build and form the internal/external partitions, ceilings, bulkheads and column encasements. As a dry liner, your work will involve a ‘fixing’ stage, followed by a ‘finishing’ stage.

At the ‘fixing’ stage, you may be required to:
•Measure and cut plasterboard to the right sizes and angles
•Fix the plasterboard panels to timber or metal frames (walls and ceilings)
•Read architect drawings to gain a visual understanding of the work involved, then seeing the vision becoming reality by applying your skills.
•Set out and form internal/external partitions
•Set out and form Ceilings (Metal and suspended)

You will then ‘finish’ the walls by:
•Sealing joints using Joint Filler
•Taping over the joints either by hand or with a taping machine
•Applying a thin layer of Cement over the tape as a top coat
•Sanding down the area ready for painting and decorating

Dry lining methods are used to hide wiring or pipes, improve a room’s acoustics, and provide a cavity space for insulation or to smooth out uneven walls during renovation work.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.

Wages: £156.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

Originally established in 1993, GK Plastering and Dry Lining has become one of the most successful and sought after plastering services in the Westcountry.

GK offers a comprehensive range of services and products for both external and internal work and examples of completed projects include many prestige and landmark buildings around the region.

The company is an approved installer of MetSec and Ayrshire Steel Knauf frame systems, dry lining and internal partitions and also an approved specialist applicator of various products.

Internal work includes dry lining, metal stud partitions, suspended ceilings, plastering and floor screeding.

After successfully completing a Level 2 qualification in Dry Lining you will be able to progress onto an Advanced Level 3 Supervisory Role or you maybe offered a fulltime position within the company.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate should be eager and keen to succeed within the construction industry. They should be able to cope with the physical demands of the role and to work well in a small friendly team. The potential candidate will need to have good attendance and be prompt and on time with the work that you carry out. You will need good hand eye coordination skills with an eye for detail and have a focused approach on all the work that you carry out.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will need to have strong motivation to work hard and to achieve a high standard of workmanship. You will need to be confident and outgoing as well enthusiastic about the Construction Industry, especially within the Plastering and rendering sector. Good timekeeping and attendance is required both with the employer and when attending the Skills Group training centre. You must have a good level of stamina and fitness for this role as it can be challenging and demanding.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications

The Apprenticeship in Multi-Trade consists of:

•Level 2 NVQ Drylining
•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

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. You will develop your hand skills, carry out brick and block work, learn the correct use of specific tools, carry out pointing and learn mortar ratio mixes under the guidance of your assessor. Learning all these additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.