Sealant applicator

Sealant applicator

Sealant applicators seal all types of constructed joints to ensure a building is airtight and waterproof.

The Role

  • Applying new sealant
  • Removing old sealant
  • Fireproofing structures
  • Assessing any risks and working safely
  • Keeping the wind and rain out by using sealants on door frames, windows, building façades, sanitary ware (toilets, sinks, bidets, baths and showers) and through structural bonding such as glass to glass
  • Knowing what the client expects and the materials needed to do the job
  • Knowledge of wood and understand exactly how to make joints airtight or waterproof
  • Sealant applicants work tyically 40 hours a week
  • Working longer hours in the summer months


  • Trained with experience sealant applicators can earn in the region of £22,000 - £28,000

Salaries will depend on your location, employer and any overtime that you do. Self-employed sealant applicators set their own pay rates 

Qualifications and Training

The Association of Sealant Applicators runs its own apprenticeship scheme, which leads to an NVQ Level 2 in specialist installation occupations – joint sealant application. You must be at least 18 years old to apply. 

The two-year apprenticeship includes a combination of 18 days' off-the-job training, 20 days' on-site training with an employer and five days' on-site assessment. Apprentices spend the remainder of the two years gaining experience on site and work towards the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Joint Sealant Application
  • CSCS Card
  • IPAF Certificated Mobile Access Plant Operator Scissor Lift
  • IPAF Certificated Mobile Access Plant Operator Boom Lift
  • PLASMA Certificated Mobile Tower Erection and Dismantler
  • Abrasive Wheel and Diamond Blade Certificated
  • First Aid at Work Certificated

It’s a good idea to have at least three to six months of on-site experience with an employer before starting this construction apprenticeship. If you haven’t worked in construction before you can start out as a labourer and your employer might train you in sealant application.


A Day in the life of...

Victor Day

Victor Day is a sealant applicator with his own company, Aquatech Contracts.

Read moreabout Victor Day


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