- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Heights, Problem solving, Building
- Salary Range: £17,000 - £26,000
- Nation: Scotland
Putting up scaffolding allows other construction workers to gain access to the parts of structures they need to work on.
Scaffold is usually made of metal tubes, fittings, and metal or
timber platforms. It is put together by scaffolders so that workers
can reach the different parts of a structure.
Safety is paramount, for those erecting the scaffold, the people
working on the scaffold and those below. Scaffolders work outside
in all weather conditions and are required to work at height.
Not surprisingly, you'll need to have a good head for heights
for this role. You'll also need to be responsible as the safety of
many others will depend on your work. A good understanding of maths
is also beneficial.
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
Standard Grades in English and Maths.
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£17,000 - £26,000
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)
Find out more about
this role from an apprentice's point of view.