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Building technician

Building technicians are involved in the construction of buildings and building works.

The role

  • Assist with essential building tasks such as building plans and designs, budget management, assessing building project progression and monitoring the quality of supplies.
  • Primarily based in an office, though you will also have to make occasional site visits.
  • You can expect to work around 40 hours a week and may have to work some evenings and weekends – especially when deadlines need to be met.

Luke Robinson

Currently working for Keepmoat Regeneration. We provide housing, extra care facilities and schools. We cater for both new-builds and refurbishments nationwide.

Qualifications and training

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 4 (C) or above or the 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.


  • Newly trained building technicians can earn in the region of £17,000 - £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.




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