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Ceiling Fixer

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A ceiling fixer puts up false (suspended) ceilings inside buildings to cover 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:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of September 2017 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £165.75
Year 2 – £224.25.

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 £18.00 an hour. You can earn extra by overtime and shift allowances.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
5561
2.5 %
FALL
2022
5428
  United Kingdom
2017
82516
0.2 %
FALL
2022
82390

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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.

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)
Tel: 0121 707 0077
E-mail: info@thefis.org
Website: http://www.thefis.org
Twitter: @fisorg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Finishes-and-Interiors-Sector

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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