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Loft and Cavity Insulation Technician

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A loft and cavity insulation technician works as part of a team insulating the walls of new and existing buildings, and laying loft insulation to meet industry safety standards and customer requirements.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting salaries are around £7.50 to £8.00 an hour rising to around £10.00 an hour after training. With experience this can rise to around £12.50 an hour. You can also earn commission and bonuses on top of this. Some companies also provide a van.

Self-employed cavity wall insulators are paid by the square metre and tender for the contracts in competition with rival insulating firms.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Vacancies are with energy companies and small insulation companies. Look for jobs in the local press, in Jobcentre Plus offices and on the Universal Jobmatch 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
2018
5672
0.3 %
RISE
2023
5689
  United Kingdom
2018
78916
1.6 %
RISE
2023
80201

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

At present the government is encouraging everyone to conserve energy. Cavity wall insulation is one way of reducing heat loss from a house, so there are good opportunities for cavity wall insulators in both new-build sites and in individual older properties.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Board of Agrement (BBA)
Tel: 01923 665300
Website: http://www.bbacerts.co.uk

BSI British Standards
Tel: 0345 086 9001
E-mail: cservices@bsigroup.com
Website: http://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB

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