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Lightning Conductor Engineer

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Lightning conductor engineers install and maintain lightning conductors and electrical earthing systems on tall buildings and structures.

They can also be called lightning protection engineers.

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 Level 2 is £10.32, and with SVQ Level 3 is £10.93 an hour. With experience your salary could rise up to £500 a week or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most jobs are with specialist firms of steeplejacks and lightning conductor engineers. There may be a small number of opportunities with construction or civil engineering companies.

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 be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS)
Tel: 0844 249 0026
E-mail: info@atlas.org.uk
Website: http://www.atlas.org.uk
Twitter: @ATLAS_Office

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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