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Plant Fitter

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Plant fitters repair, service and maintain light and heavy plant equipment. This includes machinery such as bulldozers, cranes, diggers and fabrication machinery and also smaller items such as air compressors, pumps and generators.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a plant fitter is usually around £16,000 a year, rising to between £23,000 and £37,000 a year or more with experience. You can earn extra through overtime and other allowances.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


Year Unemployed

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Getting In

Construction plant mechanics are employed by civil engineering companies, building contractors, suppliers and distributors of plant equipment and plant hire companies.

Predicted Employment in Scotland

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
Website: http://www.ecitb.org.uk/

GoConstruct
Website: https://www.goconstruct.org

Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC)
Tel: 0115 983 5755
Website: http://www.mp-qc.org/

The MPQC is a not for profit organisation providing training and assessment services for the quarrying, mineral products, mining and related manufacturing sector.

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