Gaining an apprenticeship in the Drylining and Plastering sector

Getting a construction apprenticeship can be step one in a long, fruitful career. There are a range of options available, with information specific to your local area available via the CITB.

Following a 2 year review into the training provision for the Interiors Sector by the Finishing Interior Sector Federation (FIS) and the sector skills council for construction, the CITB, a report called ‘The Stockerl Review 2013’ was subsequently published. It identified key recommendations which needed to be addressed in order to improve formal routes of training for the Interior Sector.

In response to the findings from this comprehensive review, from 2015 British Gypsum are delighted to announce that our Academies will partner with 4 colleges nationally. Most notably these colleges will deliver the Diploma NVQ Level 2 Interior systems drylining fixer or finisher. This is a two year course designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for new entrants into the drylining industry.

This initiative will increase the level of formal routes to training for employers and allow apprentices to get the best start in understanding skills development and the knowledge required to succeed in their trade.

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