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Builders' Merchant

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A builders’ merchant sells and hires out materials and equipment to the building industry and the general public. They supply materials such as bricks, sand and cement, or timber, wallpaper and paint, electrical and plumbing fitments, hand and power tools, kitchen and bathroom units, garden equipment and ironmongery.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2018 the National Minimum Wage is £4.20 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £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 may rise to £8.50 an hour or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

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
8330
2.8 %
RISE
2023
8560
  United Kingdom
2018
84263
3.4 %
FALL
2023
81519

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What Does it Take?

It helps if you are:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Tel: 020 7854 8900
E-mail: info@brc.org.uk
Website: http://www.brc.org.uk
Twitter: @the_brc

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