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Plasterers

Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

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About this Career

£26,497

Average salary

New workers start around £12,351.77. Normal pay is £26,497 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,748.02.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.
  • Covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface.
  • Measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings.
  • Pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work.
  • Applies and smoothes one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray.
  • Mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Mathematics
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Monitoring
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Critical Thinking
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Learning Strategies
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Speaking
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Active Listening
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Reading Comprehension
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Active Learning
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Science
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Writing
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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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