What's involved

A site technician works on a construction site and plans, organises and controls the building operations. Their role includes supervising the safety of the workplace and helping the team to develop their personal skills.

Skills required

You'll need to have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team. A clear understanding of health and safety regulations and building regulations will be needed to do this job and you have to be good at problem solving, organising and meeting deadlines.

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.)

£27,000 - £45,000

Progression routes

There is a wide range of opportunities for a structured career path in the Building, Civil Engineering and Specialist occupations.

After gaining work experience you'll be able to progress to:

  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management