Dry Lining Apprentice - Wates

  • Job Reference: BW24043
  • Date Posted: 24 April 2019
  • Recruiter: Wembley Park
  • Location: Wembley Park
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Building Services, Construction, Maintenance Trades, Trades & Labour, Apprenticeships
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Brent Works
  • Email: brent.works@brent.gov.uk

Job Description

Duties & responsibilities:

Individuals wishing to become Dry Liners do not need to have any formal qualifications or training, although they are likely to be beneficial. Prospective Dry Liners should have good practical skills, be able to read diagrams and technical drawings and 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 would involve a ‘fixing' stage, followed by a ‘finishing' stage.

At the 'fixing' stage, you would:

  • 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 would then ‘finish’ the walls by:

  • Sealing joints using filler or adhesive.
  • Taping over the seal either by hand or with 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.

Skills and requirements:

  • Must have Entry Level 3 Functional Skills or GCSE D / 5 and above. College qualifications are helpful, but candidates don't need these to apply
  • The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified construction operative. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience, any construction based qualifications, CSCS, Level 1 Health & Safety, construction diploma’s or NVQ’s.

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2019