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Mastic Asphalter

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A mastic asphalter spreads hot mastic asphalt (a material made of a mixture of limestone and bitumen) on horizontal or vertical surfaces, such as roofs, walls, floors, footbridges, car parks or swimming pools. The mixture cools and hardens to seal surfaces and make them waterproof.

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 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £165.75
Year 2 – £224.25
Year 3 – £292.50
Year 4 – £364.65.

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.

Once qualified you may start on around £16,000 a year. With experience your salary could go up to £35,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Look for a job with a local authority, a specialist roofing company or a firm of builders or civil engineers.

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 to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

With on the job and off the job training, you would work towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Roofing Occupations (Construction) at SCQF Levels 5 and 6 and Waterproof Membrane Roofing (Construction) (Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing) at SCQF level 5.

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.

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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