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Steeplejack

Steeplejacks climbing up tower ladder

A steeplejack builds and repairs the inside or outside of tall structures such as church spires, industrial chimneys, power station cooling towers, high rise buildings, monuments, castles or bridges. Some specialise in fitting lightning protection systems (see job profile Lightning Conductor Engineer).

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Wages are set annually by the National Joint Council for the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Agency. As of July 2022 the hourly rates for apprentices are:

The full rate for a qualified engineer with SVQ at SCQF Level 5 is £13.41, and with SCQF Level 6, £15.78 an hour. Master Steeplejacks can expect to earn up to £35,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for jobs with specialist steeplejack companies or with building or civil engineering firms.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
7912
3.6 %
RISE
2028
8197
  United Kingdom
2023
103542
5.7 %
RISE
2028
109478

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the organisations listed below: 

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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