Apprenticeships in Scotland
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A structural engineering technician plays a key role in the design, planning, and construction of building projects, helping to assess whether building plans and materials are suitable. They work closely with design teams and architects to ensure the safety of a structure.
There are several routes to becoming a structural engineering technician. You could complete a university degree, a college course, an apprenticeship, or apply to an employer directly.
You should explore these routes 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.
To become a structural engineering technician, you could study for an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in a subject such as
Your degree will need to be accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers.
You’ll usually need:
You could study a college course to help you become a structural engineering technician. Relevant courses include:
To study these courses you'll usually need:
You could complete a civil engineer degree apprenticeship and then specialise to become a structural engineering technician.
You’ll generally need 4 - 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels (or equivalent) to do a degree apprenticeship.
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 relevant experience in a similar role, such as civil engineering, you could apply directly to a construction company to gain onsite experience as a structural engineering technician. You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced structural engineering technician 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 structural engineering technician. 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 structural engineering technician include:
As a structural engineering technician, you will aid the design and construction of buildings and structures to ensure they are safe and structurally sound.
The job role of a structural engineering technician may involve the following duties:
The expected salary for a structural engineering technician 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
Check out the latest structural engineering technician vacancies:
As these are external websites, the number of vacancies related to your preferred role may vary. New opportunities will be posted as they come up.
As a structural engineering technician, you could progress to become a structural engineer, or a senior or project manager.
Explore the progression opportunities below