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Demolition operatives dismantle old and derelict structures or buildings.
There are no set qualifications that you need to have studied at school, though it is helpful to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s or GCSEs in maths, English or technology or equivlent such as BTEC, Welsh Baccalaureate, WJEC in Construction.
You will need to be aged 18 or over to work on-site in demolition. It is helpful to get on-site experience first, perhaps as a labourer. Your employer may then be willing to train you in demolition.
A construction apprenticeship with a demolition firm is a common way to enter the field. To search for apprenticeship vacancies in your area, visit the government's vacancy matching site, or in Wales, Careers Wales.
Lee Clark is a demolition operative for Bath Demolition.
Salaries depend on location, employer and the amount of overtime worked. Self-employed demolition operatives set their own pay rates.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019
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