Job Description

Closely related to dry lining, partitioners specifically work on installing interior walls to divide large floors in modern buildings for soundproofing, privacy and resistance to fire.

This speciality makes partitioners viable for a range of jobs, including work in offices, shops, schools, hospitals and large scale jobs like arenas.


Required NVQ

Red CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Green CSCS Card

NVQ Level 1

Blue CSCS Card

NVQ Level 2

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have a decent level of physical fitness, are comfortable working at heights and are able to accurately follow instructions.

Average Salary

£17,000 - £36,000

Required Skills

  • Organise your workplace in accordance with the latest health and safety regulations
  • Be able to take measurements and understand measurement units
  • Have a high level of physical fitness, with lots of heavy lifting of partitions required
  • Able to read/quickly understand technical documentation
  • Good communication skills

Working Hours


Partitioners work a normal 40 hour week, with evenings or weekends likely to be required depending on the type of contract you are fulfilling.

Qualification Pathways



Level 2 NVQ

Diploma in Interior Systems (Construction) Partitioning

Career Progression


Site Supervisor/Self-employed

Site Management


Movable Wall Installation

Assemble movable walls that help divide up larger spaces in a flexible way for alternative ways of creating space.

Operable Wall Installation

Create these versatile panels - fully insulated and soundproofed for dividing larger spaces.

Divider Curtains

Install these specialist curtains commonly either in an auditorium or gymnasium. These curtains are made of mesh for sound deadening purposes but are also lightweight and easy to move.

Glass Partition Walls

Construct these glass structures for use in locations such as airports and shops. These walls are an attractive feature that can be made clear or opaque depending on the nature of their use.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Eyeshield/safety visor

Hard hat

Earplugs/ear defenders


Odour masks

Required Tools

Dry lining filling knife

Fills all holes, dents and cracked patches on a wall, roof or floor surface. Advisable to have a selection of different sizes for different jobs.


This small string suspended weight is used to test plumb lines. It stops swinging when perfectly vertical.

Caulking tool

Widely used sealant gun that fastens gaps and cracks. Can be made of silicone or latex and used on materials such as wood, glass, metal and ceramics.

Electric screwdriver

Helps to secure boards into place. Useful for precise and efficient work - a normal screwdriver set will be too slow.


Smooth off your work and the filler used in joints with this simple accessory.


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