What's involved

Formworkers make temporary structures out of wood or metal which act as a mould. These moulds then have wet concrete poured into them and, when the concrete has hardened, the structures are removed to reveal perfectly shaped pieces.

Skills required

You'll need to enjoy being part of a team to be a formworker and good communications skills will be important. You'll have to work to precise measurements with wood and metal so a good head for figures is also important.

Qualifications required

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate are also welcomed).

Salary ranges

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

£16,000 - £24,000

Progression routes

After gaining work experience there are opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.