How to become a ceiling fixer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could take a college course which may help you to get a trainee job. Courses include:
- Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations
- Level 2 Diploma in Interior Systems
- Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You could complete an interior systems installer intermediate apprenticeship.
This typically takes 24 months to complete as a mix of learning in the workplace and off-the-job study.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply directly to work as a ceiling fixer. Employers may ask for GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English, maths and design and technology. Experience as a construction labourer or tradesperson will be helpful.
- you'll need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent to train and work on a construction site
You can find out more about careers and training in construction from Go Construct.