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Parking Attendant or Traffic Warden

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Parking attendants, which were previously called traffic wardens, make sure that traffic, motoring and parking rules are followed. They patrol the streets, or car parks, to check on parked vehicles.

The Work

Parking attendants usually work for a local authority or for a private company contracted to the local authority.

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay rates for parking attendants vary but range from around £10.0 to £11.50 an hour. You might also get a shift allowance, opportunities for overtime and a performance bonus for issuing a certain quota of tickets. You are provided with a uniform and protective wet weather clothing.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are often with local authorities. These positions are advertised on myjobscotland website.

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
1579
1.1 %
RISE
2024
1596
  United Kingdom
2019
19874
2 %
RISE
2024
20268

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

With experience, you may be able to become a supervisor, manager, or trainer.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Parking Association
Tel: 01444 447300
E-mail: info@britishparking.co.uk
Website: http://www.britishparking.co.uk
Twitter: @BritishParking
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishParking/

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