Dry Lining Apprentice - McLaren

  • Job Reference: MCL-A
  • Date Posted: 13 June 2018
  • Location: Wembley Park
  • Salary: £150 to £200 Per Week
  • Sector: Apprenticeships
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Brent Works
  • Email: brent.works@brent.gov.uk

Job Description

Introduction

The Wembley Park regeneration has already created 800-1000 jobs across the estate and at London Designer Outlet and is now creating, even more, opportunities for local people as well as up to 900 construction jobs per month during the build phases. It is estimated that 8,640 new jobs will be created in addition to construction jobs. You can view the vacancies and find out what it’s like to work at Wembley Park below.

Summary 

McLaren Construction is an award winning contractor with an established reputation for consistent delivery of outstanding projects across all market sectors. We specialise in new build, refurbishment and fit out projects for major blue chip customers. Continuous review and improvement enable us to develop robust and practical procedures, from inception to completion, that centre on delivering high quality solutions against challenging demands.

We pride ourselves on the high calibre and expertise of our team, and actively encourage creative engineering solutions that meet the complex needs of our customers.

 Roles and Responsibilities

Individuals wishing to become dry liners do not need to have any formal qualifications or training, although if you do they are likely to be advantageous.

Prospective dry liners should have good practical skills, be able to read diagrams and technical drawings and have a good level of fitness.

Dry liners build internal walls in residential and commercial structures. They use plasterboard panels to reduce cost and weight and also to make the walls easier to move or remove.

As a dry liner, your work will involve a ‘fixing’ stage, followed by a ‘finishing’ stage.

At the ‘fixing’ stage, you will:

  • Measure and cut plasterboard to the right sizes and angles
  • Fix the panels to timber or metal frames (or ceiling joists) using special studs
  • Cut panels to fit around doorways and create openings for windows

You will then ‘finish’ the walls by:

  • Sealing joints using filler or adhesive
  • Taping over the seal either by hand or with a taping machine
  • Applying a thin layer of plaster over the tape (skimming)
  • 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. This role could be combined with traditional plastering or other types of work, for example sectioning off areas in open-plan offices

We are currently looking for an Apprentice with the following requirements

  • Good GCSE maths and English grade C or above
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Must be punctual
  • Must be able to follow instruction of supervisor

The ideal candidate will be

  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Reasonable fitness levels
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player