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Ceiling Fixer

Ceiling fixer working on ceiling

A ceiling fixer puts up false (suspended) ceilings inside buildings to hide air conditioning, wiring and pipes. Ceiling fixers work on new buildings as well as on buildings undergoing improvement.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

As of June 2023 the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) recommends the following rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £237.46 (£6.09 an hour)
Year 2 – £316.02 (£8.10 an hour).

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

Qualified ceiling fixers can earn between £28,000 and £35,000 a year. You can earn extra by overtime and shift allowances.

Conditions

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Getting In

There are jobs with building firms, specialist ceiling fitting firms, interior fittings companies and retail organisations. There is a shortage of ceiling fixers in some areas.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5736
0.1 %
FALL
2029
5729
  United Kingdom
2024
69801
4 %
RISE
2029
72621

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the organisations listed below: 

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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