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Ames Taper

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Ames tapers stick tape to the surfaces of walls and ceilings. This seals the joints between sheets of plasterboard or wallboard, leaving a seamless finish ready for decoration. Ames tapers are sometimes called drywall or dryline finishers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2016 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £159.90
Year 2 – £216.45
Year 3 – £285.87
Year 4 – £354.90.

A fully qualified and experienced ames taper can earn between £11 and £16 an hour.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

You could apply for a job with construction companies, small building firms, local authorities or housing associations.

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)
Tel: 0121 707 0077
E-mail: info@thefis.org
Website: http://www.thefis.org
Twitter: @fisorg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Finishes-and-Interiors-Sector-204187222945023/

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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