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:


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 2022 the National Minimum Wage is £4.81 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.83 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £9.18 an hour for workers aged 21 to 22. The National Living Wage is £9.50 for workers aged 23 and over. Shift allowances, overtime and bonuses can increase your pay. With experience and promotion this could rise to £16.00 an hour.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On


Courtesy of Toyota UK Ltd


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Enginuity (formerly SEMTA)
Tel: 0845 643 9001
Twitter: @Enginuity_Org

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