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A partitioning systems operative is responsible for dividing up buildings into different sections or rooms, which can provide privacy, soundproofing and resistance to fires.
There are several routes to becoming a partitioning systems operative. You could complete a college course, an apprenticeship, or on the job training by applying to an employer directly.
You should explore these routes to becoming a partitioning systems operative to find out which is the right one 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 could complete a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems at your local college to help you become a partitioning systems operative.
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English, maths and science.
You could complete an apprenticeship in Interior Systems to become a partitioning systems operative.
You’ll need 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent to become an apprentice.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll 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 some basic experience, you could apply directly to a construction company to gain onsite experience as a partitioning systems operative. You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced partitioning systems operative 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 as a partitioning systems operative. 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 partitioning systems operative include:
As a partitioning systems operative, you’ll be responsible for the installation of various types of partitioning systems in a variety of different settings – such as houses, offices and hospitals.
The job role of a partitioning systems operative may involve the following duties:
The expected salary for a partitioning systems operative 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 partitioning systems operative, you could progress to become a team leader. Alternatively, you could specialise in an area such as drylining.
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