Kingston Upon Thames
Apply by: 11 October 2021
Start date: 18 October 2021
Salary: Upto £350 p/week
Dry liners build the internal walls & typically use a metal or woodwork frame which is fixed to the walls, plasterboard is then fixed to the frame, and finally a skim of plaster is applied.
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:
You will then ‘finish’ the walls by:
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.
You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.
Dry Lining is a modern method of construction and once qualified, you’ll be in high demand. Many dry liners are self-employed and work as subcontractors. Some set up their own companies. There are opportunities for promotion to supervisory positions and to take higher level NVQ’s. Experienced dry liners can become occupational work supervisors in charge of a gang. Further training is also available for people wishing to become construction site supervisors and managers. It may also be possible to find contract work abroad.
K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.
Apprentices need to have at least Entry Level 3 in Functional skills or GSCE grade 3 or above in English and Maths. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience, interior systems or multi-skills qualifications, CSCS and/or PASMA.
The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified dry liner. It would be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in interior systems or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.