British Gypsum & North West Skills Academy offer a new plastering course

This free course is just 2 days a week for 15 weeks

Starting on June 6th we have a 15-week part time course with British Gypsum that could change your career forever.

North West Skills Academy have partnered with British Gypsum to offer a completely free part-time plastering course that takes 15 weeks to complete.

The construction industry is facing a skills shortage for a number of trades. A recent Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey showed that for five consecutive years skilled construction trades topped the list of hardest positions to fill, and plasterers are a major part of that skills gap.

In response to this decline, and having taken additional input from UK Federations and sub-contractors, we are preparing to change the way we deliver training in our network of UK Academies to address the skills gap for plaster skim finishers. We are supporting sub-contractors in upskilling their plastering labourers, general labourers, dry lining tapers or employees working in similar roles, with the skills required to undertake the skimming of plasterboards on site.

We are also looking for prospective employers who will provide work on a sub-contracted or employed basis for plastering diploma students from Colleges, ex-offenders or ex-forces personnel.

The aim of the British Gypsum Site Ready Skimming Course is to provide attendees with the skills needed to make an immediate contribution on site upon completion of the course.