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.


New workers
£ 12,716
£ 27,278
£ 40,919

Available jobs

In the past year there were 14,634 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Plastering

  • Construction

  • Tiling

  • Plumbing

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • Carpentry

  • Painting

  • Manual Handling

  • Roofing

  • Risk Analysis

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • Social Skills

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Organizational Skills

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Teamwork

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.