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Engineering Operative

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Engineering assemblers work as part of a team to build a wide range of products such as cars, household goods, furniture, gadgets and industrial machinery.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide, as 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. Shift allowances, overtime and bonuses can increase your pay. With experience and promotion this could rise to £16.00 an hour.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

A wide range of manufacturing companies employ engineering assemblers. However, the number of jobs may decrease as assembly operations become more automated or firms buy in ready assembled products from other countries.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1544
1.1 %
RISE
2029
1561
  United Kingdom
2024
24277
1.7 %
RISE
2029
24700

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Career Area

Engineering

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