What's involved

This role involves fitting suspended ceilings which often hide ductwork, cabling, pipe work, air-conditioning and other unsightly features.

Skills required

All the work undertaken is indoors, but you could be working high up so being confident with heights is important.

You'll also need to be technically sound as you'll be reading plans and drawings and you need to be good at managing your time efficiently. You'll also need to be precise, accurate and able to follow instructions.

Qualifications required

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have Maths and English Standard Grades.

Salary ranges

(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and experienced person might expect to get.)

£16,000 - £26,000

Progression routes

If you decide to progress into supervisory, design or management roles there are opportunities to study for:

  • Technical, supervisory and  management SVQ qualifications (SCQF Levels 6 to11)
  • HNC Construction or a number of other built environment HNC/HND qualifications (SCQF Levels 7 or 8)
  • Degree level qualifications in a number of construction disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12)