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Ames Taper

Ames Tapers (sometimes known as drylining operatives) work on a construction site or in commercial areas, putting in place dry finishes such as plasterboard and wall board. These are then fixed up and joined together so they are ready to receive decorative finishes. :

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £30,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Architectural Technician and Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technicians and Architectural Technologists use their knowledge and expertise to ensure designs for buildings are practical and useable. They work on a range of domestic, commercial and industrial projects.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £45,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Bathroom Fitter

Working on construction sites or in domestic areas, a bathroom fitter installs bathroom furniture from flat packs or bespoke built units.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Bedroom Fitter

Working on a construction site or in domestic areas, a bedroom fitter installs bedroom furniture from flat packs or bespoke built units.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Bench Joiner

Bench joiners work in a joiners shop and use drawings to produce complex wood products like doors, frames, linings, staircases and hand rails to exact specifications. They also prepare and assemble doors, windows and staircases, as well as creating fitted furniture such as wardrobes.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Bricklayer

Choose to work with brick or stone and you know your work's going to be around long after you're enjoying your pension. It can be very creative work as stonemasons and bricklayers are often called upon to produce interesting and decorative effects. The trowel occupations also demand practical people who can work quickly and repetitively, often high above the ground. :

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,500
  • Nation: England & Wales

Bricklayer

Choose to work with brick and you know your work's going to be around long after you're enjoying your pension.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,500
  • Nation: Scotland

Building Control Surveyor

Building Control Surveyors are responsible for ensuring that construction developments meet building regulations and legislation.:

  • Salary Range: £20,000 - £40,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Built Up Felt Roofer

Felt roofers work on construction sites or in a public place. They maintain and repair old roofs or work on new ones.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Built Up Felt Roofer

Felt Roofers work on construction sites or in a public place. They maintain and repair old roofs, or work on new ones.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Cable Electrician

Undertake routine cable jointing activities such as repair, replacement and termination to approved, safe and environmental standards. :

  • Salary Range: £14,000
  • Qualifications: No qualifications required

Carpenter and Joiner

Timber is an essential part of just about every structure and it's the Carpenter and Joiner's job to prepare it and put it into place. They work in domestic and commercial premises as well as on construction sites.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Carpenter and Joiner

Timber is an essential part of just about every structure and it's the joiner’s job (or carpenter and joiner to give them their full title) to prepare it and put it in place. They work in domestic and commercial premises as well as on construction sites.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Ceiling Fixer

Most of the work of a ceiling fixer is done on new or refurbished commercial developments such as offices, shops and factories; but some work is on bigger projects like new hospitals, schools and indoor arenas.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £26,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Ceiling Fixer

Most of the work of a ceiling fixer is on new or refurbished commercial developments such as offices, shops and factories; but some work is on bigger projects like new hospitals, schools and indoor arenas.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £26,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Civil Engineer

As a Civil Engineer you would plan, design and manage a variety of construction projects, from bridges to new sports stadia. For example you could work in a specialist area of engineering such as structural (dams, buildings, offshore platforms and pipelines), transportation (roads, railways, canals and airports), environmental (water supply, drainage and flood barriers), maritime (ports, harbours and sea defences) or geotechnical (mining, earthworks and construction foundations). :

  • Salary Range: £25,000 - £40,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil engineering technicians work on a construction site and turn complex designs into reality. They develop and finalise engineering solutions, and health and safety guidelines for civil engineers.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £37,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil engineering technicians work on construction sites and turn complex designs into reality. They develop and finalise engineering solutions and health and safety guidelines for civil engineers.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £37,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Construction Site Supervision (Site Technician)

Site technicians get involved with the general running and safety of the site.:

  • Salary Range: £27,000 - £45,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Construction Team Leader

All the best teams need good direction to ensure that tasks are being completed and that team spirit and morale are maintained. A team leader helps the team to work together and get the best results.:

  • Salary Range: Salary - On Application
  • Nation: England & Wales

Craft Mason (Bricklayer)

Craft masons are often called bricklayers and build masonry structures to exact plans. They place, finish and apply thin layers of concrete to surfaces as well as carrying out complex building work.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,500
  • Nation: England & Wales

Demolition Operative

Demolition is one of the most highly skilled jobs in construction and one of the most spectacular. Demolishing bridges and buildings involves plant machinery, careful planning and high levels of safety. Once the structure has been demolished, the site is cleared and the materials are often recycled.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Demolition Operative

Demolition is one of the most highly skilled jobs in construction and one of the most spectacular. Demolishing bridges and buildings involves plant machinery, careful planning, and high levels of safety. Once the structure has been demolished, the site is cleared, and the materials are often recycled.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Diamond Drilling and Sawing Operative

Diamond drilling and sawing is one of the most highly skilled jobs in construction and is part of a specialist industry. Operatives have an extraordinarily wide range of skills, so it will be no surprise to hear they're well in demand.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £21,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Diamond Drilling and Sawing Operative

Diamond drilling and sawing is part of a specialist industry within construction. Operatives have an extraordinarily wide range of skills, so it will be no surprise to hear they're well in demand.:

  • Nation: Scotland

Drylining Operative

Drylining operatives work on a construction site, or in commercial areas, putting in place dry finishes such as plasterboard and wall board. These are fixed up and joined together so they can receive decorative finishes.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £30,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Electrician

The role of an electrician is highly varied and ranges from installing systems in new buildings to the maintenance of existing ones.:

  • Salary Range: £20,000 - £30,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Estimator

An estimator, or cost engineer as they are also known, works out how much it costs to supply products or services to a client.:

  • Salary Range: £33,950 - £39,600
  • Nation: England & Wales

External wall insulator

You will need to have an interest in Plastering, joinery & be comfortable working at heights:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £20,000
  • Qualifications: No qualifications

Facilities Manager

A Facilities Manager has a range of responsibilities including overseeing the daily running of a building and reducing its operating costs:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000

Fire Protection Installer

Passive fire protection is a very specialised industry and operatives must be skilled and work through a specialist company, that is preferably part of a 3rd Party Certification Scheme.:

  • Salary Range: £15,200 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Floorlayer

Floorlayers work on construction sites, or in commercial or domestic areas, and lay floorcoverings to exact measurements.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £22,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Floorlayer

Floorlayers work on a construction site, or in a commercial or domestic area, laying floorcovering to exact measurements.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £22,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Formworker

Formworkers cut and bend wood and metal on construction sites, before turning the materials into structures. They are also used whenever anything is built out of concrete, including bridges, foundations beams and staircases.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: England and Wales

General Construction Operative

General construction operatives work on construction sites and in public places. They work with concrete, lay drainage and pavements, place street iron works and excavate holes and trenches. :

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: Scotland

General Construction Operative

General construction operatives work on construction sites and in public places. They work with concrete, lay drainage and pavements, place street iron works and excavate holes and trenches. :

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Geotechnical Engineer

A Geotechnical Engineer applies the sciences of soil and rock mechanics, engineering geology and other disciplines to civil engineering design and construction, whilst working to preserve and protect the physical environment. :

  • Salary Range: £25,000 - £35,000+
  • Nation: England & Wales

Glazier

Glazing is a highly skilled job that involves cutting glass and other window materials to the right size and fixing them in place.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £23,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Glazier

Glazing is a highly skilled job that involves cutting glass and other window materials to the right size and fixing them in place.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £23,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Highways Maintenance

Highways maintenance involves repairing surfaces, laying drainage, placing street iron works, kerbs and pavements, installing vehicle safety fencing and excavating and repairing roads.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Highways Maintenance

Highways maintenance involves repairing surfaces, laying drainage, placing street iron works, kerbs and pavements, installing vehicle safety fencing and excavating and repairing roads.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Industrial Concrete Flooring Operative

Industrial concrete flooring operatives work in commercial areas and lay concrete floors to exact measurements.:

  • Salary Range: £21,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Kitchen Fitter

Working on a construction site or in domestic areas, a kitchen fitter installs kitchen furniture from flat packs or bespoke built units.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Land Drilling Operative

Land drilling is a highly specialised activity that is widely available within the construction industry from specialist contractors.:

  • Salary Range: £25,000 - £30,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Landscape Architect

Landscape architects create the landscape around us. They plan, design and manage open spaces including both the natural and built environment.:

  • Salary Range: £20,000 - £40,000+
  • Nation: England & Wales

Lightning Conductor Engineer

Lightning conductor engineers fit lightning protection systems. They could work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, high-rise buildings or bridges. They also commission and test protection systems.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Lightning Conductor Engineer

Lightning conductor engineers fit lightning protection systems. They could work on industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, church spires, high-rise buildings or bridges. They also commission and test new protection systems.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Maintenance Operative

Maintenance operatives work in domestic and commercial premises repairing or renewing wood and plumbing, tiling walls and floors, decorating, bricklaying and plastering (depending upon the route taken in their career).:

  • Salary Range: £16,500 - £21,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Mastic Asphalter

Mastic asphalters work on construction sites, or in commercial and domestic areas, and apply asphalt to roofs, floors, walls and water tanks to stop the movement of water and moisture.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Mastic Asphalter

Mastic asphalters work on construction sites, or in commercial and domestic areas, and apply asphalt to roofs, floors, walls and around water tanks to stop the movement of water and moisture.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Painter and Decorator

A painter and decorator works on construction sites or in domestic and commercial premises. They prepare surfaces for painting, apply paint using brushes and rollers and hang standard wall coverings. :

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £23,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Piling Operative

Piling is a term used to describe the production of deep foundations.:

  • Salary Range: £14,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Plant Mechanic

Plant mechanics work on a construction site, or in a workshop, and repair the vehicles that are needed during building projects. These include excavators, earth movers, forklifts, telescopic handlers and dumper trucks.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Plant Mechanic

Plant mechanics work on a construction site, or in a workshop, and repair vehicles that are needed during building projects. These include excavators, earth movers, forklifts, telescopic handlers and dumper trucks.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Plant Operator

Plant operators work on construction sites, in public places or on highways and use machinery to transfer loads, excavate, lift and move materials.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £28,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Plant Operator

Plant operators work on construction sites, in public places or on highways and use machinery to transfer loads, excavate, lift and move materials.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £28,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Plasterer

There are two types of plasterers – solid plasterers and fibrous plasterers. Solid plasterers work on construction sites, or in commercial and domestic areas, applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. A fibrous plasterer works in a workshop using moulds to produce ornamental plasterwork to decorate ceilings and walls.:

  • Salary Range: £21,000 - £29,500
  • Nation: England & Wales

Plasterer

There are two types of plasterers – solid plasterers and fibrous plasterers. Solid plasterers work on construction sites, or in commercial and domestic areas, applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. A fibrous plasterer works in a workshop and uses moulds to produce ornamental plasterwork to decorate ceilings and walls.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £28,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Plumber

A plumber works with very little supervision and their role can be highly varied. It ranges from installing systems in new buildings to the maintenance of existing ones.:

  • Salary Range: £16,500 - £35,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Quantity Surveyor

A quantity surveyor manages the costs on a building project, from the early stages right up to completion. :

  • Salary Range: £25,000 - £45,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Relocatable Partitioner

Most of a partitioner’s work is done on new or refurbished commercial developments like offices, shops and factories. However, they are also brought in to work on larger projects like new hospitals, schools and indoor arenas.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £36,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Resin Floor Operative

Resin floor operatives work on construction sites, or in commercial or domestic areas, and lay resin floors to exact measurements.:

  • Salary Range: £20,500 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Resin Floor Operative

Resin floor operatives work on construction sites, or in commercial or domestic areas, and lay resin floors to exact measurements.:

  • Salary Range: £20,500 - £25,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Roof Sheeter and Cladder

Roof sheeting and cladding is a lightweight covering made from metal, plastic, or fibre cement that is attached to the structure of a building.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Roof Sheeter and Cladder

Roof sheeting and cladding is a lightweight covering made from metal, plastic, or fibre cement that is attached to the structure of a building.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Roof Slater and Tiler

Roof slaters and tilers work on a construction site or in commercial or domestic areas. They apply slates or tiles to roofs on new buildings, or repair roofs on older properties.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Roof Slater and Tiler

Roof slaters and tilers work on a construction site or in commercial or domestic areas. They apply slates or tiles to roofs on new buildings, or repair roofs on older properties.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Scaffolder

Putting up scaffolding allows other construction workers to gain access to the parts of structures they need to work on.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £26,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Scaffolder

Putting up scaffolding allows other construction workers to gain access to the parts of structures they need to work on.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £26,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Sealant Applicator

Primarily working outdoors, sealant applicators seal and maintain buildings both internally and externally.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Sealant Applicator

Primarily working outdoors, sealing applicators seal and maintain buildings both internally and externally.:

  • Nation: Scotland

Shopfitter

A shopfitter works in a joiners shop and produces components for shop interiors. They also install frames, shop fronts, panelling and cladding on site.:

  • Salary Range: £16,000 - £30,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Single Ply Roofer

Single ply waterproofing is used on buildings with large roof areas like supermarkets. It is a very new product and is used mainly in new construction. :

  • Salary Range: £20,000 - £35,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Site Technician

Site technicians get involved with the general running and safety of a construction site.:

  • Salary Range: £27,000 - £45,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Steeplejack

Steeplejacks are taught a huge variety of skills during their training and are competent in many different activities – all of which are a very long way off the ground.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Steeplejack

Steeplejacks are taught a huge variety of skills during their training and are competent in many different activities – all of which are a very long way off the ground.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £35,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Stonemason

Stonemasonry has been around for thousands of years. It is a traditional skill that is still very much in demand today, both when repairing old buildings and creating new ones. It can be a really rewarding career and you could get to work on some extremely impressive projects.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £33,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Stonemason

Stonemasonry has been around for thousands of years. It is a traditional skill that is still very much in demand today, both when repairing old buildings and creating new ones. It can be a really rewarding career and you could get to work on some extremely impressive projects.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £33,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Surface Preparation Operative

Surface preparation involves operating specialist equipment to prepare and profile a wide variety of substrates, including shotblasting, grinding, polishing and multi-stripping.:

  • Salary Range: £20,500 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Tool Hire and Rental Desk Operative

As a Tool Hire and Rental Desk Operative it is your job to ensure the right tools are in place at the right time to keep the construction industry moving.:

  • Salary Range: £15,000 - £20,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Tunnelling Operations

A career in tunnelling is varied and there are many different roles involved in the construction of a tunnel.:

  • Salary Range: £14,000 - £24,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Wall and Floor Tiler

Working on a construction site, or in commercial or domestic areas, wall and floor tilers use coloured and textured tiles to decorate the inside of buildings, kitchens and bathrooms. They also work on large floors in airports, shopping centres and factories.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Wall and Floor Tiler

Working on a construction site, or in commercial or domestic areas, wall and floor tilers use coloured and textured tiles to decorate the inside of buildings, kitchens and bathrooms. They also work on large floors in airports, shopping centres and factories.:

  • Salary Range: £17,000 - £25,000
  • Nation: Scotland

Woodworking Machinist

A woodworking machinist is based in a machine workshop and produces sawn wood products, sanded wood, wood-based items and manufactures bench joinery components.:

  • Salary Range: £15,500 - £22,000
  • Nation: England & Wales

Woodworking Machinist

A woodworking machinist is based in a machine workshop and produces sawn wood products, sanded wood, wood-based items, and manufactures bench joinery components.:

  • Salary Range: £15,500 - £22,000
  • Nation: Scotland