The Plasterer is indispensable to most domestic and commercial worksites – making walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating, plus many other requirements such as soundproofing and weatherproofing. They mix and apply different kinds of plaster to inside walls and ceilings and cover outside walls with coatings such as sand and cement render, pebble-dash, stone-effect materials and even machine-applied finishings.
There are two types of Plasterer – Solid Plasterer and Fibrous Plasterer – but many do both. Solid plastering is the application of wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings such as pebble-dashing on external walls. Fibrous plastering involves creating ornamental plasterwork (such as ceiling roses and cornices) using a mixture of plaster and short fibres shaped with moulds and casts.
This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a Plasterer and the standards that are expected within the construction industry. Competitors will be required to work with both solid and fibrous plaster.
Customer service skills
Attention to detail
Working under pressure
Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May
The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)
Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition
Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced
Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals
The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals
Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle