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A partitioning systems operative divides up the inside of a building into all kinds of spaces.
Average salaries are in the region of £9,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
A partitioning systems operative divides up the inside of a building into all kinds of spaces. They make it possible to use rooms and other areas flexibly when they’re put to different uses.
Partitioning systems operatives work with the architect, interior designer or facilities manager on the interior fit-out of a building to make sure the partition works exactly how they want.
They work with materials that are suited to the kind of partitioning systems being installed or a particular building’s purpose. They need to know the correct method for installing different systems. If one is custom made, the operative must follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
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GCSE or equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate in Maths and English are important because you need to use precise measurements and follow instructions carefully.
You could then do an NVQ Level 2 in Interior Systems (Construction) – Partitioning and move on to a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision to gain the right skills for this career.
In Scotland the normal entry route is through a Modern Apprenticeship. Visit Skills Development Scotland for more information.
You do not always need formal qualifications, but Standard grades or National 4 or 5's in English, Maths and a technological subject are useful. It's common practice to take and pass a selection test to enter a Modern Apprenticeship.
You must hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent and pass a health and safety test to qualify for this scheme.
With on the job and off the job training, you would study for a part time construction course at college which includes partitioning.
Here are some construction vacancy websites you may find useful:
The number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary daily, as these are external websites. Check regularly to see new opportunities as they are posted.
The UK construction industry will need a a total 55,480 specialist building operative roles (which includes partitioning systems operatives) to meet demand between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in East of England and East Midlands.
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