Apprenticeships in Scotland
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Crane Operators operate a variety of machines to lift and move materials, equipment or products, safely and efficiently.
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Although no formal entry qualifications are required to become a Crane Operator, it is generally recommended to achieve four GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade 4 (C) or above, or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
While experience as a Crane Operator may not always be necessary, many employers will value construction site work experience in prospective employees.
On-the-job training, including working under the supervision of an experienced Crane Operator, is a common route to becoming a proficient Crane Operator. This allows for the development of the specific skills and qualifications required for the role.
Similarly, applying for a Crane Operation apprenticeship offers an alternative entry route into the profession. A combination of classroom-based theory and practical training will result in the attainment of a relevant NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Plant Operations and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Operator card.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
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