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Cavity insulation installers fit insulation materials into buildings, such as damp proofing, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Their work helps buildings to retain their heat and be more energy efficient. The role involves checking a property’s suitability for cavity-wall insulation and recommending the best type to use.
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There are several routes to becoming a cavity insulation installer. You can start on your career path by studying on a college course, an apprenticeship, or apply directly to an employer.
You should explore these options to becoming a cavity insulation installer, to see which is right for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
You may have to attend a specialist college/training provider to train as a cavity insulation installer. You could study for a Level 2 Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction), which cover units such as loft insulation, damp proofing and cavity wall insulation, or a Level 2 BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in Construction can give you an advantage.
You’ll generally need:
You could complete an apprenticeship to help you become a cavity insulation installer, in construction insulation and building treatments or as a thermal insulation operative.
You’ll need up to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent to become an apprentice.
An apprenticeship with a construction company is a good way into the industry. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
If you have previous experience or qualifications in a relevant area of construction, such as brickwork, you may be able to apply to an employer directly for work as a cavity insulation installer. You might start out as a trainee assistant to a more experienced cavity insulation installer and progress as your abilities improve.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works in the construction industry. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a cavity insulation installer include:
As a cavity insulation installer you will be responsible for helping to insulate building to ensure they are energy efficient.
The job role of a cavity insulation installer may involve the following duties:
The expected salary for a cavity insulation installer varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019
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As a cavity insulation installer, you could take the next step in your career as an occupational supervisor, estimator or self-employed contractor or sub contractor.
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