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Plant Fitter

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Plant fitters repair, service and maintain light and heavy plant equipment. This includes machinery such as bulldozers, cranes, diggers and fabrication machinery and also smaller items such as air compressors, pumps and generators.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary for a plant fitter is usually around £16,000 a year, rising to between £23,000 and £37,000 a year or more with experience. You can earn extra through overtime and other allowances.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Construction plant mechanics are employed by civil engineering companies, building contractors, suppliers and distributors of plant equipment and plant hire 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
16995
1.3 %
RISE
2023
17224
  United Kingdom
2018
174003
1.7 %
RISE
2023
176978

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What Does it Take?

You need to 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.

Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC)
Tel: 0115 983 6580
Website: http://www.mp-qc.org/
Twitter: @MPQC_

The MPQC is a not for profit organisation providing training and assessment services for the quarrying, mineral products, mining and related manufacturing sector.

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