W Partington Ltd

W Partington Ltd

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Drylining Apprentice's x2
Published: May 29, 2019
Ref: WP854JH

W Partington Ltd, Plymouth, is a well established organisation who is eager to develop two people in Drylining techniques and become valued members of their team.

The Apprentice’s Role

W Partington Ltd. is a large employer and works in construction sites throughout Plymouth, therefore you will need to be prepared for this.

Dry liners 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 manually 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 Monday to Friday, 7:30am- 5pm. This may vary so will need to be discussed on securing placement.

Wages: £156.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above 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.

W Partington Ltd has been operating since 2012, they have employing apprentices for many years and have a track record of improving skills and supporting learners to develop long term careers in the sector.

On completion of your Level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to developing your skills, experience and knowledge further within the working environment by completing a level 3 qualification.

The employer is very committed to staff development and training, and to assist the successful apprentice to progress through all their training, with a view to future employment.

Skills Required

Any basic knowledge of the trade will be advantageous and you must be enthusiastic and willing to learn. You must have great team work skills and good communication skills.

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant will need to be highly reliable, have good team work and communication skills.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications for this role include GCSE’s grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualification, however these are desired not essential.

The Apprenticeship in Drylining 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 practical 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.