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Construction Plant Mechanic

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Construction plant mechanics repair, service and maintain light and heavy plant equipment. This includes machinery such as bulldozers, cranes, diggers and fabrication machinery as well as 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:

Starting pay for an apprentice is often based around the National Minimum Wage. At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022).

The starting salary for a qualified construction plant mechanics is usually around £20,000 to £30,000 a year. A senior mechanic can earn up to £40,000 or more. 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

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2022
15963
0.5 %
RISE
2027
16044

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
Website: http://www.ecitb.org.uk/
Twitter: @ECITB_Skills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ECITB/

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