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Production Worker

Production worker laying down biscuits on a tray

A production worker is involved in the manufacture and packaging of goods such as food and drink products or pharmaceuticals.

The Work

You could be:

For working in an engineering or electronics firm, see the specific job profiles for Assembler - Electronics or Engineering Assembler.

Pay

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

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. With experience you may earn up to £11.00 an hour or more.

There may be a chance to boost your income through piecework or bonuses.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5825
1.3 %
RISE
2029
5898
  United Kingdom
2024
82493
2.9 %
RISE
2029
84862

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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