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Thermal Insulation Engineer

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A thermal insulation engineer covers pipes, boilers and ductwork with insulating material and metal cladding. The purpose of this is to keep heat in – in the case of heating systems – or to keep heat out – in the case of refrigeration or air conditioning systems. They are otherwise known as pipework laggers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay for apprentices may start on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £5.28 an hour (1 April 2023).

Starting pay after training starts at around £20,000 a year, rising to £25,000 a year. With more experience this can rise to around £40,000 a year. You can get extra payments in overtime, bonuses, travel and living away from home allowances.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for jobs with specialist lagging firms, with building contractors, building service engineers, or heating equipment manufacturers.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
6161
2.2 %
RISE
2028
6296
  United Kingdom
2023
68143
3.8 %
RISE
2028
70765

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The increased emphasis on energy conservation, both in industry and in the domestic situation, should lead to a need for more effective thermal insulation in most buildings.

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