Plasterers apply dry linings, 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
£ 16,998
£ 31,532
£ 44,761

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,268 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 smooths 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.

  • Selects appropriate plasterboard or dry lining panels, cuts them to required size and fixes them to ceilings and walls.

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

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • Carpentry

  • Painting

  • Plumbing

  • Hand Tools

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Drywall (Installation And Repair)

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.

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • English Language

  • Teamwork

  • Social Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Mathematics

  • Management

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.