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Scaffolding Jobs Overview

Scaffolding jobs offer the chance of steady work for people with good practical skills, a head for heights, and the ability to work as part of a team. Scaffolders are a vital part of any construction site, providing the base for other construction workers to do their job. Although most of the work will be on building sites in the outdoors, even in poor weather, scaffolding skills can also be used for constructing public stages, lighting rigs and so on for indoor and outdoor events.

Scaffolding Jobs Education Requirements

There are no specific educational requirements for starting as a trainee scaffolder or scaffolding labourer as training will be given on the job. The New Entrant Trainee and Scaffolding Labourer course, which lasts for one day, should be taken by all new starters to learn the basics of the job. Beyond that, Level 2 and Level 2/3 Diplomas in Scaffolding allow for career progress. Previous experience from construction jobs or labouring jobs can help in switching to a scaffolding job. Because the job isn't fixed to one site, a driving licence is a useful asset to have, though it is not essential.

Scaffolding Jobs Market

According to the Office for National Statistics, there is a skills shortage of 23% in the general sector, so once qualified and experienced, scaffolders should have a good chance of finding regular employment. Although most scaffolders are employed full time (83%), around 10% have part time positions, and 7% are self-employed.

Scaffolding Jobs Salary Information

A scaffolding labourer or trainee can earn up to £14,000 depending on experience, age, and training. Fully qualified scaffolders can earn between £17,000 and £27,000 per year, while scaffolding supervisors can expect to earn £30,000 or more. As with most jobs in construction, overtime and additional shift allowances provide the chance to increase income, although in most cases the standard week will be 40 hours.

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