Level 2 Interior Systems Installer Apprentice
Published: Sep 16, 2022
GK Plastering and Dry lining Ltd require an Interior Systems Apprentice to join their experienced team based in Plymouth and the surrounding area.
The Apprentice’s Role
You will work under the direction and guidance of an experienced tradesperson carrying out tasks such as;
You will be working alongside other builders so will also pick up experience in other home improvement activities that are carried out.
Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Wages: £192.40 per week based on 40 hours a week (£4.81 per hour, National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage)
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
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 you will be able to progress onto an Level 3 NVQ or, alternatively you will be fully qualified to be self employed.
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.
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.
Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications
The Apprenticeship in Interior Systems includes:
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.
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