Plastering Apprenticeship

Redrow Homes Eastern
Number of positions for this role
Basildon - SS15 6TU


Redrow Homes are looking for an individual who is passionate about plastering and other aspects of building to join as an Apprentice Plasterer. As part of the apprenticeship you will be studying a L2 Plastering Apprenticeship which will include both theory and practical with one of Redrow’s chosen training partners.

Redrow has a proud reputation for building distinctive and high quality homes across England and Wales. We have 16 different departments who all work together to complete one goal, and that is to effectively Design, Build and Sell luxury homes.

As a Trade Apprentice with Redrow, you will join the next generation of house builders, fulfil your passion and start gaining skills needed to build the incredible communities that Redrow are well known for. Housebuilding is an exciting industry and this is the perfect way to kick-start your career. If you want to start earning while gaining the skills, and qualifications, then Redrow’s Trade Apprentice programme is perfect for you!

Your time as a Trade Apprentice will be split between working on site with an experienced tradesperson learning from their years of expertise and college based study that will leave you with the essential industry qualification. It takes time to learn the quality and skills necessary to be the best and we are looking for candidates who are willing to commit the time needed to achieve the best.

Responsible to: Area Construction Manager / Site Manager / Assistant Site Manager / Apprentice Co-ordinator


  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace

  • Identify and prepare surfaces for plastering

  • Determine quantities and ratios of materials

  • Move, handle and store materials

  • Select appropriate tools, equipment, materials and components where necessary

  • Correct ratio of plaster to apply to walls and buildings

  • Skim and render buildings and walls

  • Interpret and use drawings and specifications including BIM/CAD

  • Maintain a clean working area

  • Fixing and jointing plasterboard

Rate of Pay:

Starting rate of £6.00 an hour (To be reviewed throughout programme).

What we are looking for

THE PERSON (Essential)

  • Excellent timekeeping skills with the ability to work in adverse weather conditions

  • Desire to go to a training provider and learn additional theory and practical within this trade

  • Maths and English grades at grade 2 (grade E+) or above or equivalent

  • Passionate about construction

  • Practical skills with the ability to take on instructions

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Able to work at height

  • Excellent communication skills, able to work in a team or on your own

  • Flexible approach to working on different sites

THE PERSON (Desirable)

  • A level 1 plastering or basic construction qualification

  • Previous experience as a plasterer

  • Previous experience within construction

  • Maths and English at grade 4 or above (Grade C+) or an equivalent

  • Driving license


These are illustrative duties and the job holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the department to respond effectively to the requirements of the Company.

Application tips

We're looking for enthusiastic, energetic applicants who want to learn and develop.

Attention to detail and a desire to 'get it right' first time are really important. If you have any experience in your chosen trade, make sure you tell us about it! This may include:

Work experience
School work
Projects at home

...or any other experience you might have.

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities and make sure you have a good CV with all of your contact details, grades (or predicted grades) included.

What next? – Once applications close we will begin our shortlisting and selection process, as we expect a large number of applications please don’t expect to hear back straight away.

Good luck!

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

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