Drylining Apprentice - Sisk

  • Job Reference: BW6081
  • Date Posted: 24 December 2018
  • Recruiter: Wembley Park
  • Location: Wembley, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Building Services, Construction, Administration
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Brent Works
  • Email: brent.works@brent.gov.uk

Job Description

Location of Work: Wembley 

Contract Hours: 40hrs per week 

Reference: BW608 

The role and responsibilities:

Dryliners create the walls and rooms in a building. They also hide pipes and wires, create space for insulation and smooth out uneven surfaces during renovation work. 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

Skills and experience:

  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • 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

There are two positions for this role, so do not hesitate to apply.

Application deadline: 1st February 2019