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Civil Engineering Technician

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A civil engineering technician provides technical support to civil engineers on a wide range of construction projects. They work on the construction of bridges, roads, railways, airports, dams, docks, tunnels, sewers and waterworks, hospitals, offices, factories, sports stadia, power stations and offshore structures.

The Work

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Pay

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

Starting salaries for civil engineering technicians range from £20,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this rises to around £30,000 and more senior technicians may earn £35,000 a year or more.

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Getting In

Jobs can be with industrial companies, contractors, water boards, local government or in a research organisation.

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?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

Amey, the major UK infrastructure support service provider, maintains key public buildings and spaces such as airports, schools, parks and offices. They employ around 20,000 people across four continents. Each year they recruit a number of civil engineering technicians into a Higher Apprenticeship programme, which takes two years to complete. For more information see Apprentices at Amey.

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.

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Tel: 0141 221 5276
E-mail: scotland@ice.org.uk
Website: http://www.ice.org.uk/
Twitter: @ICE_engineers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/institutionofcivilengineers

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