- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Creative/artistic, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £24,000
- Nation: England and Wales
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.
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.
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.
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).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£16,000 - £24,000
After gaining work experience there are opportunities to
progress into occupational work supervision, management or
technical support areas.