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Demolition Operative

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A demolition operative knocks down or dismantles buildings and other structures safely and clears debris from the site.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates 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.

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour. With experience this can rise to over £12.00 an hour. If you have to live away from home you may get a lodging allowance.

Conditions

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Getting In

There are opportunities with large building contractors, specialist demolition firms and local authorities.

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 need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the list of organisations below: 

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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