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Building and civil engineering technicians

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£15,600 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,200 pile of coins

Age 50

£36,920 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £28,080

What does this career do?

Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.

Typical tasks

  • sets up apparatus and equipment and undertakes field and laboratory tests of soil and work materials
  • performs calculations and collects, records and interprets data
  • sets out construction site, supervises excavations and marks out position of building work to be undertaken
  • inspects construction materials and supervises work of contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and arranges remedial work as necessary.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a relevant BTEC/SQA award or an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III. The status of engineering technician is obtained after a period of further training at work and upon gaining the membership of a professional engineering institution.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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