Ceiling Fixer

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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

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

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2022 the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £219.87 (£5.64 an hour)
Year 2 – £292.61 (£7.50 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 £14.00 and around £25.00 an hour. You can earn extra by overtime and shift allowances.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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