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Taper and Jointer Apprentice JJ Rhatigan South London


£12 - £14 per hour

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Available hours

Full Time, 40 hours per week

Closing date

Taper and Jointer Apprentice JJ Rhatigan South London

Job Description:

To learn to produce the finish required to plasterboard partitions and ceilings prior to decoration. This will involve using hand tools, mixing joint powders to correct consistency and applying. Must be prepared to wear PPE and be clean shaven for the wearing of suitable face mask. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for producing high quality work which meets standards, specifications and design plans. They are expected to comply with all safety aspects involved with working on a construction site, ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others at all times. With sustainable construction at the forefront of all projects, it is expected they would give consideration to the environment and suitability of material, waste awareness and recycling.

Duties typically include:

  • Working with experienced operatives
  • Reading and understanding drawings
  • Understanding Specifications
  • Able to access the latest drawings via mobile phone
  • Installing metalwork for partitions and ceilings
  • Use of the correct plasterboard for wall/Ceiling
  • Have a good understanding of British Gypsum/Knauf & Siniat systems.(They have websites that can be accessed)
  • Gain an understanding on the sequence of construction
  • Use of power tools, IE screw guns, hammer drills, chopsaws, lasers
  • Capable of cutting plasterboard to correct sizes
  • Wearing of PPE is mandatory on construction sites with 5-point PPE, gloves, glasses, hi vis, hard hats, boots. (All supplied by TimK except Boots)
  • Attend all daily starts and toolbox talks, generally held at 7.45am
  • Understand method statements and Risk assessments
  • Mixing jointing powders to correct consistency
  • Applying jointing materials on walls
  • Installing corner beads correctly
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy
  • Avoid creating dust
  • Be courteous to fellow workers and Management
  • If unsure ASK

The ideal candidate should be clean shaven as this will be a requirement for the wearing a suitable face mask when producing dust which though reduced by use of mechanical sanding tools still produces some dust

Be able to work and take instruction from Management and abide by site rules set out in the Induction

Why apply?

To obtain a credible profession within the construction industry. With the right aptitude they can develop and progress into Management IE finishing foreman


A CSCS card is mandatory, however, if you do not currently have one, please state this when applying and we can support

Shift pattern:

Monday to Friday 7.45am – 4.45pm (1 hour unpaid lunch)

Interior Systems Installer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
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