As a plasterer, you would mix and apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. You could also cover outside walls with coatings, such as sand and cement render, pebble-dash, stone-effect materials and possibly machine applied finishings.
In this job you will need maths skills to work out how much plaster you need for the size of wall or job. You'll also need to be physically fit and able to work as part of a team.
You should look to gain practical experience whilst attending college by undertaking work experience or as a labourer on a site. Apprenticeships are also available, helping you to secure on the job experience, qualifications and pay.