Building technicians are involved in the construction of buildings and building works.
- Newly trained building technicians can earn in the region of £10,000 - £20,000
- Trained with experience building technicians can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
- Senior, chartered or master building technicians can earn in the region of £30,000 - £40,000
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
You can also apply for a Modern Apprenticeship. You may need subjects at Standard Grade or National 5 including English, maths and science or technological subjects.
In England and Wales there are no formal qualifications needed to become a building technician, though it is generally advised to complete a GCSE in mathematics and English at a grade C or above or their Welsh equivalent, the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Some building technicians will complete a HND in a construction-related field, while others may complete a construction apprenticeship.
In Scotland some building technicians will opt for the part-time study route where they will "earn while they learn" to gain a HNC/HND. Entry for this route will require A-levels or Scottish Highers and will need to be supported by a construction employer.