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Steeplejack

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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 2017 the hourly rates for apprentices are:

The full rate for a qualified engineer with SVQ at SCQF Level 5 is £12.11, and with SCQF Level 6, £14.44 an hour. With experience your salary could rise up to £600 a week or more.

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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9231
1.9 %
RISE
2023
9408
  United Kingdom
2018
103819
1.9 %
RISE
2023
105761

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group
Tel: 0844 249 0023
E-mail: info@slptraininggroup.org.uk
Website: http://www.slptraininggroup.org.uk
Twitter: @SLPTraining

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