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Wood Machinist

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As a wood machinist you prepare wood for the construction and manufacturing industry as well as DIY stores. You make products such as floorboards, banisters, skirting boards, doors, window frames, kitchen units, fencing and flat pack furniture. You may also make the individual parts of desks, tables and chairs.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary for wood machinists is around £13,500 to £16,000 a year. Experienced machinists earn between £21,000 and £33,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are usually vacancies for trained and experienced wood machinists. Employers include timber yards, sawmills, construction firms and furniture manufacturing companies.

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
3093
1.4 %
FALL
2024
3049
  United Kingdom
2019
30963
0.5 %
RISE
2024
31116

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Once you have experience and qualifications you may move on to be a:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
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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