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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

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary, depending on:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2018 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £177.45
Year 2 – £230.10.

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 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £5.90 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.38 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £7.83 for workers aged 25 and over. 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
5672
0.3 %
RISE
2023
5689
  United Kingdom
2018
78916
1.6 %
RISE
2023
80201

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
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.

National Demolition Training Group (NDTG)
Tel: 01442 217144
E-mail: hello@ndtg.training
Website: http://ndtg.training/
Twitter: @NDTGLtd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/National-Demolition-Training-Group-100245133464161/?ref=settings

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC)
Tel: 01442 217144
E-mail: info@demolition-nfdc.com
Website: http://www.demolition-nfdc.com/
Twitter: @NFDCglobal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfdcglobal

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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