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Production Worker

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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:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience you may earn up to £9.50 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1923
0.5 %
FALL
2024
1913
  United Kingdom
2019
37922
1.2 %
RISE
2024
38385

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What Does it Take?

You should have:

You should be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

SEMTA (Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
E-mail: customerservices@semta.org.uk
Website: http://www.semta.org.uk/
Twitter: @SemtaSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemtaSkills?ref=hl

SEMTA is the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

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