Westcott Plastering

Westcott Plastering


Exeter and Surrounding areas

Plastering Apprentice
Published: Jan 06, 2020
Ref: WP376JH

Westcott Plastering, based in Cullompton are looking to take on an apprentice to join their team, working on various projects throughout Devon and Cornwall.

The Apprentice’s Role:

During this apprenticeship you will be taught a variety of plastering skills. This will include different boarding techniques, skimming internals, rendering externally with sand/cement mixes and will also get the opportunity to learn traditional lime plastering techniques. You will be taught how to mix the correct ratios of plaster to apply to a variety of surfaces and how to use the specialist plastering tools involved with plastering. As you will be working on building sites for the majority of your time as an apprentice, you will be learning the correct health and safety procedures for the workplace, and will be expected to maintain a clean and tidy work area to ensure it is as safe as possible for everyone working on site.
There is potential for you to also go on site visits and attend customer meetings with Matt (owner) to learn how to interact with potential clients and develop skills identifying potential issues before work commences.

Working Hours:

The working hours will be 40 hours per week. Specific hours to be confirmed.


You will be paid £5 per hour. With a weekly payment of £200


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

Contact us:

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

Westcott Plastering are an experienced and fully qualified plastering company providing all aspects of residential and commercial rendering and plastering services across Exeter, Taunton, Somerset and Devon. They are also fully qualified and trained to undertake lime plastering, lime rendering and listed building repairs.

After completing the level 2 Apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to progress onto an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship, should you possess the right skills and abilities and dedication. There may also be an opportunity for a full time permanent contract to be offered.

Skills Required:

You will need to have good hand-eye coordination and a willingness to succeed and learn. You will need to have good communication skills and work well within a small team. You will need to be punctual and be able to use own initiative.

Personal Qualities:

- Must have high cleanliness standards on site
- Must be able to carry out physical work
- Able to work as part of a team
- Able to follow instructions

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering
Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School