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Building Technician

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A building technician gives technical assistance to the professional staff on a building site and acts as a link between the management and the labour force.

Sometimes the term assistant site manager or technician is used.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salary for building technicians is around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, rising with experience to £25,000 to £30,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are several routes of entry.

Look for jobs with building contractors, property developers, surveyors, civil engineering practices, local government, the Civil Service and health authorities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1674
1.1 %
RISE
2023
1692
  United Kingdom
2018
16333
2.5 %
RISE
2023
16746

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

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