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Apprenticeships, Degree Apprenticeships and Work Experience

Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships give you the opportunity to solve the problems of tomorrow with the latest technological advances in the world. You'll be learning alongside experienced colleagues in anything from aerospace and civil engineering to construction and process manufacturing.

Industry Summary

With Engineering and Manufacturing careers, technologically advanced training and traditional manufacturing skills come as standard. It's an industry where you'll have access to the latest technologies in the industry, giving you the opportunity to solve the problems of tomorrow, today. Whether that's as an apprentice, student, graduate or regular employee!

Engineering and manufacturing are the two areas most often linked to apprenticeships, but the choices available are anything but predictable. And apprenticeships aren't your only option to make a break into the industry! There are unbelievable, exciting, almost limitless career opportunities in this continually growing field. From power and ceramics, to aerospace, motorsport and so much more – you'll touch parts of people's lives every day.

As an engineering apprentice, you'll have over 20 standards of apprenticeships to specialise in, similarly there are over 20, if a manufacturing apprenticeship appeals to you more. Whatever happens, it offers you a promise of future discovery.

You could find yourself solving tomorrow's energy challenges or generating ideas for new products that will find their way into planes, trains, cars or something you use every day! Basically, there's something for everyone – whatever gets you going. With plenty of practical on-the-job training that's engineered to let you take full advantage of the opportunities ahead. This will be true throughout your career, whether you do an apprenticeship, work in the field as a graduate or are an experienced professional of thirty years…

If you see a future in making things, bringing out the best in yourself and making the most of your talents, engineering and manufacturing could be for you!

What options can I take for a career in engineering and manufacturing?

Work Experience

Although there are loads of jobs available in the engineering and manufacturing industry, great opportunities with great employers are very competitive. Work experience in engineering or manufacturing will give you the chance to get your foot in the door, make connections and best of all find out what different jobs are all about and if you'd enjoy it as a career! Some employers also offer those who go on a work placement in engineering and manufacturing guaranteed apprenticeship or graduate job interviews.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing are a typical route for those entering the industry as it is the ideal combination of experience and qualifications. As an engineering or manufacturing apprentice, you'll be working with an employer with real levels of responsibility learning the skills of the trade through experienced colleagues, which is incredibly important in more hands-on industries like this one. You'll also be paid to study for 20% of your working week where you'll work on qualifications that relate directly to your role and you can apply.

An engineering apprenticeship or manufacturing apprenticeship could be perfectly suited for you if you want to learn the skills of the job and the tricks of the trade from your job and theory from college or university. If you like responsibility you'll also get it, you'll be managing areas and working on real projects and at higher levels your projects could change how your organisation operates!

  • Level 2 – Engineering Operative
  • Level 2 – Nuclear Operative
  • Level 2 – Gas network Team Leader
  • Level 2 – Non-Destructive Testing Operator
  • Level 2 – Footwear manufacturer
  • Level 3 – Engineering Technician
  • Level 3 – Engineering fitter
  • Level 3 – Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator
  • Level 4 – Aircraft maintenance certifying engineer
  • Level 4 – High Speed Rail & Infrastructure Technician
  • Level 4 – Electrical power Networks Engineer
  • Level 7 – Post Graduate Engineer

Degree Apprenticeships

There are even opportunities for you to even do a degree apprenticeship in engineering. This is the best of both academic study at university and the experience you'd get from working with an employer on an apprenticeship. You'll be studying at university for 20% of your time, working towards your degree which you'll be applying to your work all the time, even working on projects that your employer suggests. Your responsibilities will improve over the time you're there and you'll be learning from employers, your likely to even have a mentor who will support you on your work-based projects and at work.

Level 6 – Aerospace engineer (degree)

Currently there aren't degree apprenticeships in manufacturing however they are being developed and you can still work in the industry. For example, there are degree apprenticeships in supply chain.

University

The engineering and manufacturing industries are also really suited to people considering going to university. If you choose to go to university, you'll be spending your time going to lectures learning academic knowledge of the industry and getting involved with hands-on projects. If you choose to go to university, you'll also be able to pick what units or topics you'd like to study and specialise in. For example, if product design is more up your street, you can tailor your degree to that!

During a degree in engineering and manufacturing, you'll spend a lot of time learning academic theory behind the industry which you'll be able to apply to your career when you graduate. Whether you're interested in a more practical role or not, it is recommended that you look at degree courses that offer industrial placements or years in industry, so you get an understanding of what it's like from the inside too. Also, engineering and manufacturing employers love experience…

  • General Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Electronic and Electronic Computer Engineering Meng (Hons)
  • Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Manufacturing Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Engineering Design and Manufacture BSc (Hons)

Other routes

Engineering and Manufacturing is an industry where you could go straight into a role from school, college or following a career in another industry. It is also an industry that rewards people that stay within the industry, so you can look forward to promotions and developing your knowledge in different parts of the industry.

Now it’s time to begin your engineering and manufacturing search

Career Progression, Discover Your Future

Production managers and directors in manufacturing

Work Description

Production managers and directors in manufacturing plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for production in manufacturing industries including the maintenance of engineering items, equipment and machinery.

Qualification

There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available, as are S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5.

Job Tasks

liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and daily manufacturing activity, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs; manages production to ensure that orders are completed to an agreed date and conform to customer and other requirements; monitors production and production costs and undertakes or arranges for the preparation of reports and records; oversees supervision of the production line and its staff, ensures targets are met.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

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Civil engineers

Work Description

Civil engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of civil and mining engineering structures.

Qualification

Civil engineers usually possess an accredited three or four-year degree in civil engineering or engineering science or an accredited Higher National Diploma or Certificate. The status of ‘incorporated engineer’ is obtained upon the completion of further training at work and associate membership of a chartered engineering institution. The status of ‘chartered engineer’ is achieved through the completion of postgraduate training and full membership of a chartered engineering institution.

Job Tasks

undertakes research and advises on soil mechanics, concrete technology, hydraulics, water and waste water treatment processes and other civil engineering matters; determines and specifies construction methods, materials, quality and safety standards and ensures that equipment operation and maintenance comply with design specifications; designs foundations and earthworks; designs structures such as roads, dams, bridges, railways, hydraulic systems, sewerage systems, industrial and other buildings and plans the layout of tunnels, wells and construction shafts; organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control; organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Mechanical engineers

Work Description

Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

Qualification

Mechanical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4, followed by periods of training and relevant experience.

Job Tasks

undertakes research and advises on energy use, materials handling, thermodynamic processes, fluid mechanics, vehicles and environmental controls; determines materials, equipment, piping, capacities, layout of plant or system and specification for manufacture; designs mechanical equipment, such as steam, internal combustion and other non-electrical motors for railway locomotives, road vehicles, aeroplanes and other machinery; ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards; organises and establishes control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of materials and systems.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Electrical engineers

Work Description

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Qualification

Electrical engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Job Tasks

supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems; determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems; ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements; organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Electronics engineers

Work Description

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

Qualification

Electronics engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Job Tasks

undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment; determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards; organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs; tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Design and development engineers

Work Description

Design and development engineers conceive engineering designs from product ideas or requirements in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

Qualification

Design and development engineers usually possess an accredited university degree or equivalent qualification. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience in order to qualify for membership of a chartered engineering institution. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4.

Job Tasks

assesses product requirements, including costs, manufacturing feasibility and market requirements; prepares working designs for steam, aero, turbine, marine and electrical engines, mechanical instruments, aircraft and missile structures, vehicle and ship structures, plant and machinery equipment, domestic electrical appliances, building systems and services, and electronic computing and telecommunications equipment; arranges construction and testing of model or prototype and modifies design if necessary; produces final design information for use in preparation of layouts, parts lists, etc.; prepares specifications for materials and other components.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Production and process engineers

Work Description

Production and process engineers advise on and direct technical aspects of production programmes to ensure cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This unit group incorporates: planning and quality control engineers who plan production schedules, work sequences, and manufacturing and processing procedures to ensure accuracy, quality and reliability; and chemical engineers who undertake research on commercial scale chemical processes and processed products, design and provide specifications and direct the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plants and control systems.

Qualification

Production and process engineers usually possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Job Tasks

studies existing and alternative production methods, regarding work flow, plant layout, types of machinery and cost; recommends optimum equipment and layout and prepares drawings and specifications; devises and implements production control methods to monitor operational efficiency; investigates and eliminates potential hazards and bottlenecks in production; advises management on and ensures effective implementation of new production methods, techniques and equipment; liaises with materials buying, storing and controlling departments to ensure a steady flow of supplies; undertakes research and develops processes to achieve physical and/or chemical change for oil, pharmaceutical, synthetic, plastic, food and other products; designs, controls and constructs process plants to manufacture products.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Engineering professionals n.e.c.

Work Description

Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

Qualification

Chartered engineers possess an accredited university degree. After qualifying, periods of appropriate training and experience are required before membership of a chartered engineering institution is attainable. Incorporated engineers possess an accredited university degree, BTEC/SQA award or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 4. All routes are followed by periods of appropriate training and relevant experience.

Job Tasks

researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems; establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys; designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture; devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials; prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details; examines and advises on patent applications; provides technical consultancy services.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Engineering technicians

Work Description

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Qualification

Entrants to training usually posses GCSEs/S grades. Vocational training consists either of full-time study for a BTEC/SQA award followed by two years on-the-job training, or an apprenticeship leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 or 4. An NVQ/SVQ in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance at Level 3 plus further professional qualifications are required to become a licensed aircraft engineer.

Job Tasks

plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings; sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data; prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects; diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment; inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation; visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Smiths and forge workers

Work Description

Smiths and forge workers operate or direct the operation of power hammers and presses to shape heated metal to requirements and to make and repair a variety of metal articles by heating, hammering and bending.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is usually via apprenticeships administered by professional associations and lasting up to four years. Apprenticeships incorporate technical training and practical experience and lead to recognised awards and membership of professional bodies.

Job Tasks

reads and interprets order or blueprint to determine operational requirements; heats or supervises the heating in furnace of metal to be forged; positions or directs the positioning of heated metal on anvil or other work surface; operates or directs operation of press or hammer and repositions workpiece between strokes; uses special forging tools to shape and cut metal as required; bends or shapes metal by hand forging methods using hammers, punches, drifts and other hand tools; tempers and hardens forged pieces, as required, by quenching in oil or water; fits and secures horses shoes.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Moulders, core makers and die casters

Work Description

Moulders, core makers and die casters make sand, loam and plaster moulds and cores for casting metal and pour or inject molten metal into dies by hand or machine.

Qualification

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or have relevant practical experience. Training is by apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. Apprenticeships in Engineering Material Processing at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available.

Job Tasks

positions moulding frame over pattern, fills it with sand, loam, or plaster and compacts by hand or machine; transfers mould unit to oven for baking or hardens by injecting carbon dioxide; separates mould from pattern and repairs damage or imperfections in mould surfaces; applies refractory bonding solution to moulds and dies to prevent molten metal fusing with sand; fits cores in mould to form hollow parts in casting; prepares casting pit with vents to allow the escape of gases, scoops molten metal from furnace using ladle and pours it into die or die casting machine.

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Assembler, core Blower, core Caster, die Caster at machine Corer Filer, core Hand, tub Machinist, casting, die Maker, chair Maker, core, foundry Maker, core Maker, core Maker, mould Maker, pattern, foundry Maker, pipe Man, mould Moulder, aluminium Moulder, bench Moulder, brass Moulder, butyl Moulder, connection Moulder, copper Moulder, core Moulder, cylinder Moulder, floor Moulder, founder's, pipe Moulder, foundry Moulder, grate, stove Moulder, gutter Moulder, hand Moulder, iron Moulder, loam Moulder, machine Moulder, metal, gun Moulder, pattern Moulder, pipe, iron Moulder, pipe Moulder, plate Moulder, roll Moulder, sand Moulder, shell Moulder, spray Moulder, steel Moulder, stove Moulder, wheel Moulder Moulder Moulder Moulder and coremaker Operator, cast, die Potman Rammer, chair Rammer Rammer-up Riddler, sand Worker, shop, core 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Sheet metal workers

Work Description

Sheet metal workers mark out, cut, shape and join sheet metal using hand or machine tools to make and repair sheet metal products and components (excluding vehicle bodywork).

Qualification

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. Apprenticeships in Engineering Materials Processing, Engineering Assembly and Engineering Construction are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements; uses template, measuring instruments and tools to mark out layout lines and reference points; uses hand or machine tools to bend, roll, fold, press or beat cut sheet metal; assembles prepared parts and joins them by bolting, welding or soldering; finishes product by grinding, filing, cleaning and polishing; repairs damaged metal parts such as copper sheets and tubes by beating, riveting, soldering, welding and fitting replacement parts; checks final product to ensure conformity with specifications.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Metal plate workers, and riveters

Work Description

Metal plate workers and riveters mark off, drill, shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form structures and frameworks.

Qualification

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. Apprenticeships in Engineering Materials Processing, Engineering Assembly and Engineering Construction are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications and uses rules, scribes and punches to mark out metal plate with guidelines and reference points; cuts metal plate to markings using hand or machine tools; uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required; uses hydraulic jacks to position and align metal platework or frame for welding and bolting; selects suitable rivets and rivets together metal plates and girders; seals seams with caulking compound, smoothes welds, fixes metal doors, metal collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers and performs other metal plate finishing tasks using a variety of hand and power tools.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Welding trades

Work Description

Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.

Qualification

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an appropriate GNVQ/GSVQ. Training is typically by apprenticeship incorporating practical experience and technical training. NVQs/SVQs are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Welders must normally pass a competency test in the particular type of welding to be carried out.

Job Tasks

selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc.; connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow; cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc; guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints; cleans and smoothes weld; checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Pipe fitters

Work Description

Workers in this unit group install pipe systems and maintain and repair pipes in major utilities, industrial and construction settings and sites.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may expect entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. NVQs/SVQs in Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing) at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine layout of piping; measures and cuts required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic piping using hand or machine tools; installs pipes for heating, ventilating, fire prevention, water and similar systems in industrial and construction settings, including oil rigs and terminals, sewerage systems and other mains networks; fits piping into position and joins sections by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or by other methods; tests pipe work for leaks and makes necessary adjustments.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Metal machining setters and setter-operators

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group operate machines to drill, bore, grind, cut, mill or otherwise shape metal workpieces.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Engineering apprenticeships, BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications are available together with on-the-job training. NVQs/ SVQs at Level 2 are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method, sequence of operations and machine setting; selects and fixes work-holding devices and appropriate cutting, shaping, grinding and/or forming tools; sets machine controls for rotation speeds, depth of cut and stroke, and adjusts machine table, stops and guides; operates automatic or manual controls to feed tool to workpiece or vice versa and checks accuracy of machining; repositions workpiece, changes tools and resets machine as necessary during production run; instructs operators on the safe and correct method of operation of the machine.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out

Work Description

Tool makers, tool fitters and markers-out mark out metal for machining and fit, assemble and repair machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools.

Qualification

There are no formal academic requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Engineering apprenticeships, BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications are available together with on-the-job training. NVQs/ SVQs at Level 2 are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate method and sequence of operations; marks out reference points using measuring instruments and tools such as punches, rules and squares; operates hand and machine tools to shape workpieces to specifications and checks accuracy of machining; assembles prepared parts, checks their alignment with micrometers, optical projectors and other measuring equipment and adjusts as necessary; repairs damaged or worn tools.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Work Description

Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

Qualification

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations; fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make marine engines, prototype metal products, agricultural machinery and machine tools; fits and assembles, other than to fine tolerances, prepared parts and sub-assemblies to make motor vehicles, printing and agricultural machinery, orthopaedic appliances and other metal goods; examines operation of, and makes adjustments to, internal combustion engines and motor vehicles; erects, installs, repairs and services plant and industrial machinery, including railway stock, textile machines, coin operated machines, locks, sewing machines, bicycles and gas and oil appliances.

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forklift Engineer, foundry Engineer, furnace Engineer, ground Engineer, heavy Engineer, horticultural Engineer, hosiery Engineer, hospital Engineer, House, Trinity Engineer, hovercraft Engineer, hydraulic Engineer, installation Engineer, investigation, defect Engineer, laundry Engineer, lift Engineer, light Engineer, line Engineer, machine Engineer, machinery Engineer, machines Engineer, maintenance, mechanical Engineer, maintenance, plant Engineer, maintenance Engineer, mechanical Engineer, mechanical and electrical Engineer, mill Engineer, model Engineer, monotype Engineer, mower Engineer, nos Engineer, paper Engineer, plant Engineer, pneumatic Engineer, potter's Engineer, press, rotary Engineer, printer's Engineer, protection, fire Engineer, prototype Engineer, pump Engineer, retort Engineer, safe Engineer, scribbling Engineer, second Engineer, service, extinguisher, fire Engineer, service, hydraulic Engineer, service, lift Engineer, service, mechanical Engineer, service, protection, fire Engineer, service, truck, lift, fork Engineer, service Engineer, service Engineer, services, mechanical Engineer, shafting Engineer, shift Engineer, shop, machine Engineer, station, pumping Engineer, station Engineer, textile Engineer, tool, machine Engineer, traffic, air Engineer, truck, lift, fork Engineer, works, sewage Engineer, works, water Engineer, workshop Engineer-fitter Enginewright Erector, chassis Erector, conveyor Erector, engine Erector, engineer's Erector, frame Erector, lift Erector, locomotive Erector, loom Erector, machine Erector, plant Erector, pump Erector Erector Erector Erector-fitter Fabricator, aluminium Fabricator Finisher, chassis Finisher, cycle Finisher, spring, car, motor Finisher, spring, coach Fitter, agricultural Fitter, anchor Fitter, armament Fitter, assembly Fitter, axle Fitter, battery Fitter, beam Fitter, bearing, brass Fitter, bench Fitter, blade Fitter, boiler Fitter, box, axle Fitter, box, cam Fitter, box, gear Fitter, box, iron Fitter, brake, vacuum Fitter, brake, Westinghouse Fitter, brake Fitter, brass Fitter, break-off Fitter, cabinet, iron Fitter, car Fitter, casement Fitter, chain Fitter, chassis Fitter, coach Fitter, cock Fitter, colliery Fitter, component, cycle Fitter, constructional Fitter, conveyor Fitter, crane Fitter, cycle Fitter, detail Fitter, development Fitter, dock Fitter, door, car Fitter, door, industrial Fitter, door, steel Fitter, engine Fitter, engineer's Fitter, engineering Fitter, erection Fitter, excavator Fitter, experimental Fitter, fabrication Fitter, frame, door, metal Fitter, frame, ring Fitter, frame Fitter, frame Fitter, furnace Fitter, furniture Fitter, gear Fitter, general Fitter, grate Fitter, grindstone Fitter, ground, below Fitter, gun Fitter, house, light Fitter, house, power Fitter, hydraulic Fitter, industrial Fitter, injection, fuel Fitter, inspector Fitter, installation Fitter, ironmonger's Fitter, ironmongery Fitter, ironwork Fitter, keg Fitter, knife Fitter, laboratory Fitter, lift Fitter, lino Fitter, linotype Fitter, loom Fitter, machine Fitter, maintenance Fitter, mattress Fitter, mechanical Fitter, metal Fitter, mould, bottle Fitter, mount, boiler Fitter, mule Fitter, nicker and turner's Fitter, nos Fitter, ordnance Fitter, oven Fitter, plant Fitter, potter's Fitter, precision Fitter, printing Fitter, production Fitter, pump Fitter, range Fitter, rectification Fitter, repair, engine Fitter, research Fitter, retort Fitter, rough Fitter, safe Fitter, scissors Fitter, screen Fitter, service Fitter, shop, machine Fitter, shop Fitter, skilled Fitter, skip Fitter, speed Fitter, spring Fitter, steel Fitter, steelyard Fitter, structural Fitter, surface Fitter, tank Fitter, tender Fitter, textile Fitter, tool, machine Fitter, torpedo Fitter, tractor Fitter, truck, lift, fork Fitter, try-out Fitter, turbine Fitter, turning Fitter, valve Fitter, vehicles Fitter, weighbridge Fitter, wheel Fitter Fitter Fitter Fitter Fitter and assembler Fitter and erector Fitter and examiner Fitter and tester Fitter and turner Fitter-assembler Fitter-driver Fitter-engineer Fitter-erector Fitter-inspector Fitter-machinist Fitter-mechanic Fitter-operator, capstan Fitter-operator, tool, machine Fitter-tester Fitter-turner Fitter-up Fixer, motor Flanger, beam Framer, aluminium Gaiter, harness Gaiter Gunsmith Hand, maintenance, machine Installer, lift Jobber, back Jobber, comb Jobber, combing Jobber, doubling, ring Jobber, loom Jobber, ring Jobber, twisting Jobber Locksmith Machinist, electrochemical Machinist, engineering Machinist, maintenance Maker, barrel Maker, beam Maker, bedstead Maker, body Maker, bridge, weigh Maker, cabinet, metal Maker, cabinet Maker, case Maker, casement Maker, comb Maker, door, steel Maker, door Maker, fittings Maker, fly Maker, frame Maker, furniture, metal Maker, gear, sighting, gun Maker, gig Maker, gun Maker, ladder Maker, lock Maker, loom Maker, machine, weighing Maker, machinery, textile Maker, mould Maker, pump Maker, rifle Maker, safe Maker, scale Maker, scale and balance Maker, spindle Maker, spindle and flyer Maker, spring, balance Maker, steelyard Maker, stove Maker, temple Maker, typewriter Maker-up Man, maintenance, appliances, mechanical Man, maintenance, battery Man, maintenance, conveyor Man, maintenance Man, maintenance Man, rectifying Man, service, ground Man, service Man, test, final Manager, maintenance Manufacturer, car Manufacturer Manufacturer Mechanic, agricultural Mechanic, battery Mechanic, bicycle Mechanic, bike Mechanic, builder's Mechanic, colliery Mechanic, experimental Mechanic, farm Mechanic, hosiery Mechanic, laboratory Mechanic, lift Mechanic, loom Mechanic, machine, hosiery Mechanic, machine, knitting Mechanic, machine, sewing Mechanic, machine, vending Mechanic, machine, weighing Mechanic, machine Mechanic, mower Mechanic, plant Mechanic, research and experimental Mechanic, technical Mechanic Mechanic of the mine Mechanic-examiner Mechanic-fitter Mender, comb Millwright Mounter, boiler Mounter, engine Overlooker, frame Overlooker, loom Overlooker, weaving Overlooker Pumpwright Railer Reconditioner, machine Rectifier Repairer, battery Repairer, beam Repairer, bobbin Repairer, brake Repairer, conveyor Repairer, cycle Repairer, hydraulic Repairer, implements, farm Repairer, lamp Repairer, machine Repairer, mower Repairer, revolver Repairer, syphon Repairer, tube Repairer, wagon Repairer Rigger Setter, card Setter, handle Setter, loom Setter, pattern Smith, gun Smith, lock Smith, padlock Specialist, manufacturing Springer, carriage Straightener, carriage Straightener Stripper, brake Stripper, engine Stripper, spring Tackler, dobby Tackler, jacquard Tackler, loom Tackler, machine, braid Tackler Technician, cycle Technician, hydraulic Technician, maintenance Tenter, conant Tenter, frame, jacquard Tenter, hosepipe Tenter, weaver's Tenter Tenter Tenter Tester-fitter Tester-mechanic Tester-rectifier, engine, combustion, internal Tuner, loom Tuner Tuner Turner and fitter Turner-fitter Valveman, hydraulic Valveman Worker, metal 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Precision instrument makers and repairers

Work Description

Precision instrument makers and repairers make, calibrate, test and repair precision and optical instruments such as barometers, compasses, cameras, calibrators, watches, clocks and chronometers.

Qualification

Some GCSEs/S grades qualifications may be required. Training is usually via an apprenticeship including work experience and practical and technical training leading to recognised awards.

Job Tasks

examines drawings or specifications to determine appropriate methods, materials and sequence of operation; marks out and machines aluminium, brass, steel and plastics using machine tools such as grinders, lathes and shapers; tests watches and clocks for repair to diagnose faults and removes, repairs or replaces damaged and worn parts; tests completed timepiece for accuracy using electronic or other test equipment; carries out service tasks such as cleaning, oiling and regulating; checks prepared parts for accuracy using measuring equipment, assembles parts and adjusts as necessary using hand and machine tools; positions, aligns and secures optical lenses in mounts; tests, adjusts and repairs precision and optical instruments.

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Adjuster, compass Adjuster Adjuster Boxer-in Calibrator Cleaner, clock Cleaner, meter Cleaner, watch Craftsman, instrument Craftsman Divider, hand Divider, instrument, mathematical Divider, thermometer Engineer, calibration Engineer, horological Engineer, instrument Engineer, maintenance Engineer, meter Engineer, photographic Engineer, precision Engineer, tachograph Finisher, camera Fitter, camera Fitter, clock Fitter, gauge Fitter, instrument Fitter, meter Fitter, optical Fitter, precision Fitter, scale Fitter, service Fitter, speedometer Fitter, taximeter Fitter, telegraph, ship's Fitter Framer, binocular Graduator, thermometer Hand, bench Hand, meter Horologist Jeweller and watch repairer Jeweller and watchmaker Maker, apparatus, photographic Maker, balance Maker, barometer Maker, camera Maker, chronometer Maker, clock Maker, cog Maker, compass Maker, dial Maker, frame Maker, galvanometer Maker, gauge, pressure Maker, gauge, steam Maker, glass, field Maker, glass, opera Maker, gong Maker, hydrometer Maker, instrument Maker, level, spirit Maker, meter Maker, micrometer Maker, microscope Maker, movement Maker, pedometer Maker, rule, mathematical Maker, rule Maker, screw, balance Maker, speedometer Maker, taximeter Maker, telescope Maker, watch Maker, watch and clock Maker, wheel Man, maintenance Manufacturer, instrument Manufacturer Manufacturer Mechanic, camera Mechanic, clock Mechanic, compass Mechanic, instrument, optical Mechanic, instrument Mechanic, meter Mechanic, recorder, time Mechanic, service Mechanic Mounter, barometer Mounter, thermometer Mounter, wheel Mounter Polisher, optical Repairer, camera Repairer, chronometer Repairer, clock Repairer, clockwork Repairer, instrument Repairer, meter Repairer, scale Repairer, watch Repairer, watch and clock Repairer Repairer Repairer Repairer and jeweller, watch Setter Technician, calibration Technician, camera Technician, instrument Technician, measurement and control Technician, optical Tester, weight Tester Tester-rectifier, instrument, precision Timer Watchmaker Watchmaker and jeweller Worker, bench 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group install, service and repair air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in factories, offices, shops and homes.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may request GCSEs/S grades. Training is via an apprenticeship, or BTEC, City & Guilds or other specialised qualification.

Job Tasks

examines the proposed site to establish if installation plans are practical; plans layout of the system (pipework, ducts and control panels); produces detailed estimate of costs of the work; plans work schedule and installs the system; inspects and tests the installation; carries our maintenance checks and repairs.

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Engineer, conditioning, air Engineer, refrigerating Engineer, refrigeration Engineer, repair, refrigeration Engineer, service, refrigeration Engineer, service Fitter, conditioning, air Installer, conditioning, air Maker, refrigerator Mechanic, refrigeration Technician, conditioning, air Technician, refrigeration 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Work Description

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Training is undertaken off- and on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available and take three to four years to complete.

Job Tasks

visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults; removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools; reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine; carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems; diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements; checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks; installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials; repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.

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Adjuster, unit Adjuster Adviser, technical Attendant, bay, lubrication Attendant, garage Attendant, lubrication Bayman, service Electrician, auto Electrician, automobile Electrician, maintenance Electrician, vehicle Engineer, automobile Engineer, automotive Engineer, breakdown, vehicle Engineer, bus Engineer, diesel Engineer, diesel Engineer, diesel Engineer, electrical, auto Engineer, fleet Engineer, garage Engineer, HGV Engineer, injection, fuel Engineer, LGV Engineer, maintenance Engineer, motor, staff Engineer, motor Engineer, motorcycle Engineer, reception Engineer, repair, motor Engineer, service, vehicle Engineer, service Engineer, staff Engineer, transmission Engineer, transport Engineer, vehicle Examiner, MOT Fitter, automobile Fitter, car Fitter, diesel Fitter, diesel Fitter, diesel Fitter, engine, diesel Fitter, garage Fitter, HGV Fitter, LGV Fitter, lining, brake Fitter, maintenance Fitter, mechanical Fitter, mechanical Fitter, motor Fitter, motor Fitter, PSV Fitter, trailer Fitter, transport Fitter, truck Fitter, vehicle, motor Fitter, vehicles Fitter Fitter Fitter Fitter-mechanic Greaser Hand, maintenance Hand, maintenance Hand, service Handyman, garage Man, maintenance Man, maintenance Man, service Mechanic, bus Mechanic, car Mechanic, cycle, motor Mechanic, diesel Mechanic, garage Mechanic, HGV Mechanic, motor Mechanic, patrol, vehicle Mechanic, reception Mechanic, semi-skilled Mechanic, service Mechanic, vehicle Mechanic Mechanic Mechanic Mechanic and driver, motor Mechanic-fitter, motor Oiler and greaser Operator, assistance, roadside Operator, bay Overhauler Patrol, road Patrol Patrolman, road Patrolman Reconditioner, engine Reconditioner, gearbox Repairer, cycle Repairer, motor Repairer, tractor Repairer Scout Servicer Stripper, car Stripper, motor Technician, diagnostic Technician, electrical, auto Technician, HGV Technician, installation, electrical Technician, maintenance, vehicle Technician, maintenance Technician, mobile Technician, motor Technician, motorcycle Technician, motorsport Technician, service Technician, vehicle, motor Technician, vehicle Technician Technician-mechanic Tester, car Tester, MOT Tuner 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Vehicle body builders and repairers

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are also available and take between three to four years to complete. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Job Tasks

diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions; selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body; repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs; hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools; installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops; positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.

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Beader Beater, panel Beater and sprayer, paint Bodyworker Builder, ambulance Builder, body Builder, caravan Builder, carriage Builder, coach Builder, frame Builder, vehicle Builder, wagon Finisher, body Finisher, car Finisher, coach Finisher Finisher Fitter, body Fitter, caravan Joiner, coach Maker, body, carriage Maker, body, coach Maker, body, motor Maker, body Maker, body Maker, body Maker, coach Maker, wagon Maker and repairer, body Man, timber Renovator, car Repairer, body, car Repairer, body, vehicle Repairer, body Repairer, box, horse Repairer, coach Repairer, van Restorer, car Restorer, motorcycle Restorer, vehicle Technician, bodyshop Technician, panel Technician, restoration Technician, trim, mechanical and electrical Wagonwright 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Vehicle paint technicians

Work Description

Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are also available and take between three to four years to complete.

Job Tasks

applies masking material to protect areas not to be coated and removes any external fixtures; consults vehicle colour code, chooses appropriate paint or mixes paint to achieve desired consistency and colour; uses hand or electrostatic spray gun to coat surfaces, adjusting nozzle and pressure valves of the gun as required; removes masking materials and refits external fittings after completion of spraying; cleans and maintains spray equipment, protective clothing and spraying booth.

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Applicator, graphic Operator, shop, paint Painter, aircraft Painter, car Painter, coach Painter, spray Painter, wagon Painter Painter Refinisher, vehicle Refinisher Repairer, paint-work Sprayer, body Sprayer, cellulose Sprayer, paint, car Sprayer, paint, vehicle Sprayer, paint Sprayer Technician, paint Technician, refinishing Undersealer Worker, paint Worker, shop, paint 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Aircraft maintenance and related trades

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group fit, service, repair and overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies. Licensed aircraft engineers are coded to UNIT GROUP 3113.

Qualification

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available. NVQs/SVQs in Aircraft Engineering Maintenance are available at Level 3.

Job Tasks

examines drawings, manuals and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations; fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to fine tolerances to make aircraft engines; replaces engine components or complete engines, installs and tests electrical and electronic components and systems in aircraft; examines and inspects airframes and aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to detect wear, cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems; maintains, repairs and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts; maintains comprehensive repair logs.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Boat and ship builders and repairers

Work Description

Boat and ship builders and repairers construct, install and repair wooden structures and fittings, and shape, position, rivet and seal metal plates and girders to form the metal structures and frameworks for marine craft.

Qualification

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. Apprenticeships in relevant aspects of engineering and construction are available at NVQ/SVQ Level 3.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements; uses rules, scribes and punches to mark out metal plate with guidelines and reference points and cuts plates using appropriate tools; uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required and positions and aligns metal platework or frame for welding and bolting; rivets together metal plates and girders, seals seams, smoothes welds, fixes metal doors, collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers; selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools; aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form decking, small wooden marine craft and their interiors and fittings; maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers

Work Description

Rail and rolling stock builders and repairers erect, fit, assemble and repair rolling stock parts and sub-assemblies, and test and adjust new engines for trains.

Qualification

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, a GNVQ/ GSVQ or a BTEC/SQA award. Apprenticeships in Engineering Maintenance at NVQ/SVQ Level 3 are available.

Job Tasks

examines drawings and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations; fits and assembles parts and/or metal sub-assemblies to make train engines; examines rolling stock for defects, removes, replaces and repairs faulty parts; inspects and tests new and repaired machinery for conformity with standards and specifications; oils and greases train engines; maintains record of repairs and maintenance carried out.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Food, drink and tobacco process operatives

Work Description

Food, drink and tobacco process operatives set, operate and attend machinery to bake, freeze, heat, crush, mix, blend and otherwise process foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco leaves.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some GCSEs/S grades can be an advantage. Off- and on-the-job training is available. NVQs/ SVQs in Food and Drink Manufacturing Operations are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. NVQs/SVQs in Tobacco Processing are available at Level 2.

Job Tasks

sets, operates and attends machinery and ovens to mix, bake and otherwise prepare bread and flour confectionery products; operates machinery to crush, mix, malt, cook and ferment grains and fruits to produce beer, wines, malt liquors, vinegar, yeast and related products; attends equipment to make jam, toffee, cheese, processed cheese, margarine, syrup, ice, pasta, ice-cream, sausages, chocolate, maize starch, edible fats and dextrin; operates equipment to cool, heat, dry, roast, blanch, pasteurise, smoke, sterilise, freeze, evaporate and concentrate foodstuffs and liquids used in food processing; mixes, pulps, grinds, blends and separates foodstuffs and liquids with churning, pressing, sieving, grinding and filtering equipment; processes tobacco leaves by hand or machine to make cigarettes, cigars, pipe and other tobacco products.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Glass and ceramics process operatives

Work Description

Glass and ceramics process operatives position articles ready for firing in kilns and operate and attend furnaces and kilns to make and treat glass and ceramic items.

Qualification

Academic qualifications are not normally required. Training is mostly on-the-job, the amount and extent depending on the equipment used and type of operations performed. NVQs/SVQs/vocational qualifications covering glass processing, glass manufacturing, kiln operations and manufacturing ceramic items are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

directs loading of furnace with prescribed quantities and types of ingredients; sets timing and temperature controls, monitors pressure gauges, adjusts controls as necessary and regulates level of glass in furnace as required; operates controls to rotate rotary furnaces and create a vacuum in vacuum furnaces, ensures that static furnaces are correctly positioned and switches on current; monitors temperature of drying and annealing kilns and reports any significant deviations from schedule sheet; cuts off heat supply after firing/heating/drying and cleans furnace and kiln areas.

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Estimated Pay

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Unemployment Data

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Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Textile process operatives

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group operate machines to prepare natural and synthetic fibres for processing, spin and twist fibre into yarn, thread, twine, rope and other similar material, and estimate the quantities of colouring matter required for printing and dyeing fabrics.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Manufacturing Textiles are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

sets controls, starts machinery and monitors the passage of material processed; replenishes the supply of input fibres, removes and replaces full output packages, cards and spools; detects blockages, tangled thread, defective or broken material, and joins broken ends by hand or mechanical knotting; checks quality of completed material, marks any flaws and removes badly damaged sections; examines colour cards or specifications, estimates quantity of colouring material needed to print or dye fibre and calculates and mixes ingredients accordingly; stretches, shrinks, brushes, dampens and presses fabric and shears or burns off protruding fabric fibres as required; cleans and oils machine, detects and reports mechanical faults to technicians.

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dresser's Filler, hand Filler, hopper Filler, machine Filler, magazine Filler, rag Filler, scribble Filler, shuttle Filler, silk Filler, tin Filler, weaver's Filler Finder, worsted Finisher, belt Finisher, blanket Finisher, bleach Finisher, can Finisher, carpet Finisher, cloth Finisher, combing Finisher, fabric Finisher, fuse, safety Finisher, hosiery Finisher, lace Finisher, piece Finisher, plush Finisher, rug Finisher, silk Finisher, stove Finisher, taper's Finisher, velvet Finisher, woollen Finisher Fitter, card Fitter, net Fitter Fixer, net Fixer, pattern Fixer Flagger Folder, cloth Folder, towel Folder Folder-up Forehand Foreman, blowing Foreman, card Foreman, carding Foreman, colour Foreman, comber Foreman, combing Foreman, doubler Foreman, drawing Foreman, frame Foreman, mule Foreman, ring Foreman, room, blowing Foreman, room, card Foreman, scribbling Foreman, spinning Foreman, textile Foreman, twisting Foreman, winding Foreman, wool Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Former, hat Former, lap Former, rope Former, strand Former Framer, ring Framer Fuller Gabler and corder Gaiter, beam Gaiter, warp Gaiter Garnetter Gasser Gigger Giller Gimper Glazer Glosser, silk Grinder, asbestos Grinder, cylinder Grinder, flat Grinder, flock Grinder, jute Grinder, rag Grinder, shoddy Grinder Guarder Guider-in Hackler Halsher Hand, back Hand, bank Hand, calender, fabric Hand, calender Hand, card Hand, card and drawing Hand, croft Hand, dolly Hand, drawing Hand, frame Hand, glove Hand, hosiery Hand, jobbing Hand, leading Hand, mill Hand, mill Hand, net, braiding Hand, plate Hand, room, blowing Hand, room, card Hand, stenter Handler, stone Hanger Hanker Hardener, felt Hardener, wool Hardener Healder Helper, examiner's Helper, weaver's Helper Hooker Hydro-extractor Improver Ingiver Inker, ribbon, typewriter Interlacer Jobber, card Jobber, carding Joiner, textile Joiner Jumper Knotter, reel Knotter, warp Knotter Lacer, card Lacer, jacquard Lacer Laminator Lapman Lapper, cotton Lapper, tape Lapper Lasher Layer, bobbin Layer, drum Layer Layer Layer-on Layer-out, yarn Leaser Legger Lengthener Lifter, beam Lifter Ligger Ligger-on Linger Linker Loomer Loomer and twister Looper Machinist, ageing Machinist, ball Machinist, balling Machinist, beaming Machinist, blowing Machinist, bobbin Machinist, braid Machinist, braiding Machinist, breadthening Machinist, brushing, cross Machinist, brushing Machinist, buffing Machinist, bullion Machinist, bumping Machinist, cabling Machinist, carding Machinist, closing Machinist, coating Machinist, coating Machinist, combing Machinist, condenser Machinist, cropping Machinist, cutting Machinist, cuttling Machinist, damping Machinist, doubling Machinist, drawing Machinist, dressing, fibre Machinist, drying, cloth Machinist, drying Machinist, felt, needleloom Machinist, finisher Machinist, flock Machinist, folding Machinist, forming Machinist, garnet Machinist, gilling Machinist, gimping Machinist, hair, horse Machinist, hanking Machinist, hardening Machinist, healding Machinist, hopper Machinist, house Machinist, knotting, warp Machinist, knotting Machinist, lap Machinist, lapping Machinist, looming Machinist, medicating Machinist, opening Machinist, perpetual Machinist, pickering Machinist, piping Machinist, plaiting Machinist, polishing Machinist, preparing Machinist, pressing Machinist, pulling, rag Machinist, ragging Machinist, raising Machinist, randing Machinist, ribbon, typewriter Machinist, ring Machinist, roller Machinist, rolling Machinist, rope Machinist, running-down Machinist, scouring Machinist, scutcher Machinist, shearing Machinist, shrinking, hood, felt Machinist, shrinking Machinist, singeing Machinist, sizing Machinist, slitting and winding Machinist, souring Machinist, spanishing Machinist, spinning Machinist, spooling Machinist, spreader Machinist, stentering Machinist, stiffening Machinist, stranding Machinist, stretching Machinist, tenterer Machinist, textile Machinist, tube Machinist, tufting Machinist, twisting Machinist, tying, warp Machinist, velvet Machinist, warping Machinist, washing Machinist, winding Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Major, blow Major, blower Major, room, blow Maker, brayle Maker, cable, rope Maker, candlewick Maker, chain Maker, chenille Maker, cord Maker, core Maker, felt Maker, fender, ship's Maker, gimp Maker, gromet Maker, grommet Maker, halter Maker, jacquard Maker, lanyard Maker, line Maker, mantlet Maker, pattern Maker, ribbon, typewriter Maker, rope Maker, string Maker, thread Maker, top Maker, trimming Maker, trimmings Maker, twine Maker, wadding Maker-up Malter Man, back Man, boiling-off Man, burden Man, burr Man, coating Man, end, back Man, extractor Man, fibre Man, frame Man, heald Man, hydro Man, mill Man, mule Man, room, card Man, room, carding Man, shoddy Man, stenter Man, tool Man, vessel Man, yarn Manager, drawing Manufacturer, textile Manufacturer Manufacturer Master, card Master, spinning Master, winding Matcher, colour Matcher, colour Matcher, yarn Mate, splicer's, rope Mate, weaver's Merceriser Miller, blanket Miller, cloth Miller, dry Miller, felt Miller, woollen Miller Miller Milner Minder, back Minder, backwash Minder, bowl, scouring Minder, bowl, wash Minder, box Minder, can Minder, card Minder, carding Minder, comb Minder, condenser Minder, copper Minder, finisher Minder, frame, cheesing Minder, frame, copping Minder, frame, lap Minder, frame, roving Minder, frame, slubbing Minder, frame Minder, front Minder, head, balling Minder, head Minder, jack Minder, joiner Minder, motion Minder, mule Minder, punch Minder, reducer Minder, rover Minder, roving Minder, scribbling Minder, scutcher Minder, side Minder, stenter Minder, twister Mistress, doffing Mistress, shifting Mixer, bristle Mixer, cotton Mixer, fibre, fur Mixer, size Mixer, wool Mixer Mixer Mixer Moulder Mounter, card, pattern Mounter Needler Neutraliser Norseller Nosseller Oiler, silk Oiler, wool Oiler Oiler and cleaner Opener, asbestos Opener, bale Opener, fibre Opener, piece Opener Operative, carding Operative, combing Operative, drawtwist, nylon Operative, hosiery Operative, room, blowing Operative, room, card Operative, weaving Operator, calender Operator, card, cotton Operator, drawtwist Operator, frame, spinning Operator, garnett Operator, guillotine Operator, hydro Operator, hydro-extractor Operator, jig Operator, knife, band Operator, lathe Operator, loom Operator, multi-roller Operator, ring Operator, stenter Operator, twisting Operator, unit Operator, willey Operator, winder, fibreglass Orseller Osseller Overhauler Overlooker Packer, shoddy Padder Pegger, barrel Pegger, bobbin Pegger, card Pegger, dobby Pegger Penciller Perforator, card Perforator, jacquard Perforator Picker, roller Picker, silk Picker Picker-up Pickler, cloth Pickler Piecener Piecer, cotton Piecer, cross Piecer, mule Piecer, ring Piecer, side Piecer, silk Piecer, twiner Piecer, waste Piecer Piecer-out Piler, bobbin Piler, roving Pinner Pinner-on Plaiter Plaiter Planker Plater, hot Plater Plater-down Pleater, accordion Pleater, cloth Pleater Polisher, fibre Polisher, twine Polisher, yarn Polisher Polisher Pre-boarder Preparer, hair Preparer, jute Preparer, warp Preparer, yarn Preparer Presser, cloth Presser, flat Presser, hosiery Presser, hot Presser, hydraulic Presser, machine Presser, rotary Presser, stuff Presser, yarn Presser Presser and threader Printer, wax Processor, textile Proofer, water Proofer Puller, rag Puller, silk Puller, waste Puller, wool Puller Puncher, card Puncher, card Puncher, jacquard Puncher, piano Puncher Purifier Putter-in Putter-on, band Putter-on, tape Putter-on Quiller Racker Raiser, blanket Raiser, cloth Raiser, flannelette Raiser Rander Ratliner Re-beamer Re-drawer Reacher Reacher-in Reader Reader-in Reader-off Receiver Reducer Reducer Reeder Reeler, bobbin Reeler, cop Reeler, rope Reeler, twine Reeler, twist Reeler, yarn Reeler Reeler and lacer Reelerman Respreader Rewinder Rigger, net Rigger Rigger and plaiter Rigger and roller Rigger-up Ripper, muslin Ripper, rag Ripper Roller, bandage Roller, piece Roller Roller-up Rover, asbestos Rover, cone Rover, dandy Rover Rubber Rubberiser Sanforizer Scalloper Scolloper Scourer, cloth Scourer, piece Scourer, wool Scourer Scrapper Screener Scribbler Scutcher Separator Server Setter, beam Setter, bobbin Setter, card Setter, carpet Setter, chain Setter, crepe Setter, press Setter, spool Setter, teasel Setter, teazle Setter, tube Setter, yarn Setter Setter Settler Sewer, harness Shader Shaker, rag Shaker, waste Shaker Shaper Shearer, cloth Shearer, mat Shearer Shearer Shifter Shrinker, London Shrinker Sizer, tape Sizer, warp Sizer, yarn Sizer Sizer and dryer, back Skeiner Slabber Slinger Sliverer Slubber Snipper Soaker, silk Soaper, rope Soapstoner Softener Sorter, tube Sorter, weft Speeder, machine, braiding Spindler, ribbon Spinner, asbestos Spinner, cap Spinner, cord Spinner, crimp Spinner, doffer, self Spinner, fibreglass Spinner, fly Spinner, frame Spinner, fuse, safety Spinner, gill Spinner, mule Spinner, paper Spinner, ring Spinner, rope Spinner, silk Spinner, thread Spinner, twine Spinner Spinner Spinner Spinner Splicer, rope Splicer, yarn Splicer Splicer Splicer Splitter, cloth Splitter Spooler Spotter Sprayer, steam Sprayer Spreader, plaster Spreader, rubber Spreader Spreader Spreader Springer, heald Springer Stamper, card Stapler, wool Steamer, silk Steamer Steamer Stenter Stenterer Steriliser Steriliser Stiffener, hat, straw Stover Stover Straightener Straightener Strander Stretcher, clip Stretcher, dry Stretcher, yarn Stretcher Stripper, bobbin Stripper, cloth Stripper, cop Stripper, pirn Stripper, rag Stripper, wool Stripper, yarn Stripper Stripper and buncher Stumper Sweeper, loom Swinger Taker-in Taker-off, bobbin Taker-off Taker-out, can Tankman Tanner Taper Targer Tarrer, bag Tarrer, sack Teazer, shoddy Teazer Teazler Tenter, back, frame Tenter, back, roving Tenter, back Tenter, box Tenter, braid Tenter, can Tenter, card Tenter, comb Tenter, comber Tenter, condenser Tenter, cotton Tenter, derby Tenter, devil Tenter, double Tenter, draw Tenter, drawing Tenter, engine Tenter, fly Tenter, frame, cheesing Tenter, frame, clearing Tenter, frame, copping Tenter, frame, doubling Tenter, frame, draw Tenter, frame, flyer Tenter, frame, ring Tenter, frame, twisting Tenter, frame Tenter, front Tenter, gill Tenter, hardener, flat Tenter, hardener, roller Tenter, head, engine Tenter, inter Tenter, jack Tenter, joiner Tenter, lap Tenter, mule Tenter, opener Tenter, padding Tenter, picker Tenter, ribbon Tenter, rover Tenter, roving Tenter, scutcher Tenter, slub Tenter, slubber Tenter, slubbing Tenter, spare Tenter, speed Tenter, throstle Tenter, waste, hard Tenter, weilds Tenter Tenterer, woollen Tenterer Texturer, yarn Threader, bobbin Threader, brass Threader, frame Threader, heald Threader, warp Threader Threader Thrower, rayon Throwster Tier, warp Tier-in Tier-on, warp Tier-on Tinsman, drying Tinter Tippler Tooler Topper Trapper, wool Trapper Trimmer, bristle Trimmer, cloth Trimmer, fancy Trimmer, fibre Trimmer, hosiery Trimmer Trimmer and finisher Tuber, mule Tuber Tuber Tucker Tucker Tufter Twinder Twiner Twiner-joiner-minder Twister, cap Twister, cop Twister, cotton Twister, doubling Twister, false Twister, fly Twister, machine Twister, patent Twister, ring Twister, silk Twister, single Twister, spinning Twister, sprig Twister, twine Twister, warp Twister, wool Twister, worsted Twister, yarn Twister Twister and drawer Twister-in Twister-on Twister-up Uncurler Unwinder Warper Washer, back Washer, blanket Washer, body Washer, brush Washer, cloth Washer, feather Washer, felt Washer, hair, horse Washer, rag Washer, silk Washer, wool Washer, yarn Washer Washer Washerman Washhouseman, wool Washhouseman Waterman Waxer, cord Weigher, coiler Weigher and finisher, coil Whimseyer Willeyer Willier Willower Willowyer Willyer Winchman Winder, ball Winder, beam Winder, bit Winder, bobbin, brass Winder, bobbin, ring Winder, bobbin Winder, card Winder, cheese Winder, clear Winder, cloth Winder, coloured Winder, cone Winder, cop Winder, cotton Winder, double Winder, doubler Winder, doubling Winder, drum Winder, engine Winder, gas Winder, hank Winder, jute Winder, machine Winder, mohair Winder, pin Winder, pirn Winder, rayon Winder, reel Winder, ribbon Winder, ring Winder, rubber Winder, silk, raw Winder, slip Winder, spool Winder, tape Winder, thread Winder, tube Winder, twist Winder, warp Winder, weft Winder, weight Winder, wheel Winder, wool Winder, yarn Winder Winder Winder Wiper, bobbin Wirer, card Woolleyer Worker, bobbin, bottle Worker, cloth Worker, factory Worker, factory Worker, feather Worker, felt Worker, frame, hand Worker, frame, knitting Worker, frame Worker, garnet Worker, hair Worker, hosiery Worker, mill, asbestos Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, room, card Worker, rope Wringman 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Chemical and related process operatives

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group operate plant and machinery in the processing of chemical and related materials by chemical, heat or other treatment, manufacture synthetic materials and bleach, dye or otherwise treat textiles, and treat hides, skins and pelts for making into fur, leather and skin products.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers require entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by specialised training courses. NVQs/SVQs in Process Operations are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

loads prescribed quantities of ingredients into plant equipment, starts operational cycle, monitors instruments and gauges indicating conditions affecting the operation of the plant and adjusts controls as necessary; prepares dye, bleaching, water repellent, fixing salt and other chemical solutions to finish and treat textiles; regulates input of polymer into melting unit, extrudes polymer, gathers extruded filaments and feeds strands through rolling, cutting and treatment units to produce synthetic fibre; operates kilns, furnaces and ovens to produce charcoal, coke and other carbon products; operates machines to coat film and tape with sensitising material and otherwise impregnate materials by immersion, split and mould mica and produce asbestos pipes and sheets; cuts and trims skins, hides and pelts, removes wool, hair, flesh and other waste material, and washes, limes, tans, dyes and otherwise treats hides for making into leather, skin and fur products; withdraws samples for quality control testing, removes and regulates discharge of batch material upon completion of processing.

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carbon Man, kiln, char Man, kiln Man, kiln Man, kiln Man, lime Man, liquor Man, lump Man, machine Man, mill, lead Man, mill, paint Man, mill Man, mill Man, mill Man, mixer, slag, tar Man, mixer Man, oxidiser Man, pan, acid Man, pan Man, plant, benzol Man, plant, benzole Man, plant Man, purification Man, purifier Man, rectifying Man, retort Man, retort Man, room, still Man, still Man, stillhouse Man, stillroom Man, sulphonator Man, suspender Man, table Man, tar Man, viscose Man, wax Manufacturer, chemical Manufacturer, gas Manufacturer Manufacturer Manufacturer Marbler Matcher, colour Matcher, colour Melter, emulsion Melter, fat Melter, grease Methylator Miller, dyewood Miller, madder Miller, paint Miller, soap Miller, solvent Miller Mixer, acid Mixer, batch Mixer, bleach Mixer, carbide, tungsten Mixer, carbon Mixer, chemical Mixer, chemicals Mixer, clay Mixer, colour Mixer, compound Mixer, cosmetic Mixer, depolariser Mixer, dope Mixer, dye Mixer, electrolyte Mixer, emulsion Mixer, enamel Mixer, explosives Mixer, fluid Mixer, glue Mixer, ink Mixer, lacquer Mixer, oil Mixer, paint Mixer, paste, lead Mixer, paste Mixer, polish, furniture Mixer, powder, fluorescent Mixer, resin Mixer, size Mixer, soap Mixer, solution Mixer, starch Mixer Mixer Mixer Mixer Mixer Moulder, pipe Muller Nailer Neutraliser Oiler, mould Oiler, skin Oiler Oiler Oilman, engine Operative, dyer's Operative, house, dye Operator, autoclave Operator, autoclave Operator, benzol Operator, benzole Operator, burner, kiln Operator, capsulation Operator, centrifuge Operator, chemical Operator, column Operator, densification Operator, disintegrator Operator, evaporator Operator, extruder Operator, extrusion Operator, filter, drum, rotary Operator, furnace, electric Operator, gas Operator, glazing Operator, guide Operator, house, dye Operator, hydro-extractor Operator, hydro-extractor Operator, kettle Operator, manifold Operator, mill, ball Operator, mill, pug Operator, mill, sheeting Operator, milling Operator, mixing Operator, oven, coke Operator, pan, vacuum Operator, plant, benzol Operator, plant, benzole Operator, plant, chemical Operator, plant, chlorination Operator, plant, cracker Operator, plant, distillation Operator, plant, gas Operator, plant, oxygen Operator, plant, sedimentation Operator, plant, sterilising Operator, plant, sulphur Operator, plant Operator, plant Operator, plant Operator, process, chemical Operator, process Operator, process Operator, process Operator, process Operator, process Operator, producer, gas Operator, pumphouse, vacuum Operator, refinery Operator, reproduction Operator, retort Operator, room, drum Operator, saw, band Operator, skin and hide Operator, still Operator, synthesis Operator, technical Operator, treater Operator, treatment, heat Operator, treatment, heat Operator, tunnel Operator, vessel, reaction Operator Ovenman, coke Ovenman Ovenman Padder Painter, hide Painter, skin Painter Panelman Parer Paster Pearler Perfumer Picker Pickler Pickler Piecer Plater Plater Polisher, brush Polisher Potter Precipitator Premixer Preparer, starch Preparer for dyeing Presser, brush, carbon Presser, carbon Presser, powder Presser Presser Presser Presser Printer, nos Processor, pharmaceutical Producer, gas Proofer, dry Proofer, rot Proofer, water Proofer, water Proofer, yarn Proofer Proofer Puller, wool Puller Puller Pulveriser Pumpman Purifier Putter-on Putter-on Re-dyer Recoverer, acetone Recoverer, solvent Rectifier Reeler Refiner, paint Refiner Refiner Refiner Regenerator, oil Roller, belly Roller, bend Roller, leather Roller Salter Sawduster Scourer, grease Scourer Screener, coke Screener, paint Screener Scrubberman Scudder Scutcher Sensitiser, film Setter, leather Setter, machine Setter Shaver Shearer Shedman Shredder Siever Sifter Sizeman Skewerer Skinner Skiver Slicker Slipper Slurryman Soaker, lime Soaker Softener Spinner, acetate Spinner, nylon Spinner, polyester Spinner, rayon Spinner, silk, artificial Spinner, viscose Spinner Splitter, hide Splitter, mica Splitter, skin Splitter Sprayer, leather Squeezer Staker Starcher Stockman Stocksman Stoker, gas Stoker, plant, gas Stoker, retort Stoker Stover, seasoning Stover Strainer Strainer Strainer Strainer Stretcher Striker, colour Striper Stripper, film Stripper and setter Sueder Superintendent, plant Superintendent, platform Superintendent, refinery Superintendent, works, gas Superintendent, works Superintendent Supervisor, process Supervisor, process Supervisor, process Supervisor Suspender, butt Tanner Tapper Technician, plant Technician, process Technician, room, control Tenter, jig Thinner Tinter, enamel Tinter, paint Tinter Toggler Towerman Trimmer, asbestos Trimmer, sponge Trimmer Tubber Turner Waller Washer, benzol Washer, benzole Washer, cake Washer, coke Washer, skin Washer Washer Washer Watcher, calciner Waxer Wheeler, wet Wheeler Whizzerman Worker, acid Worker, autoclave Worker, bitumen Worker, bleach Worker, carbide Worker, chemical Worker, chlorine, electrolytic Worker, coke Worker, colour Worker, cordite Worker, digester Worker, dye, natural Worker, explosive Worker, extract Worker, filtration, red Worker, fuseroom Worker, galenical Worker, gas, chlorine Worker, gas Worker, glycerine Worker, house, dye Worker, house, retort Worker, installation Worker, leather Worker, lime Worker, magazine Worker, nylon Worker, oven, coke Worker, paint Worker, pharmaceutical Worker, plant, gas Worker, plant Worker, plant Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, process Worker, products, medicinal Worker, rayon Worker, refinery, oil Worker, salt Worker, shed Worker, sheepskin Worker, soap Worker, tannery Worker, whiting Worker, yard, lime Worker, yard, tan 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Rubber process operatives

Work Description

Rubber process operatives attend and operate masticating, calendering, mixing, forming, shaping, moulding, extruding, cutting, trimming and winding machines to make and repair rubber products.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers require entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically on-the-job, supplemented by specialised training courses. NVQs/SVQs in Processing Rubber are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

ascertains ingredients and mixing requirements, feeds machine or regulates flow from feed conveyors and hoppers; regulates speed, temperature and pressure of masticating, mixing, extruding and vacuum moulding machinery; operates winding machinery to form endless belts and builds up rubberised material to form industrial belting and pneumatic tyres; prepares surfaces and coats or lines metal or other products with rubber; trims, sandblasts, or manipulates rubber article against abrasive wheel to finish product; locates defects and repairs worn and faulty sheathing, belting and rubber and pneumatic tyres.

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Assistant, extrusion Attendant, calender Attendant, lathe, rubber Bander Braider Builder, bead Builder, belt Builder, hose Builder, roller Builder, rubber Builder, tank Builder, tread Builder, tyre Builder, wheel Burner, mould Calenderer, rubber Calenderer Calenderman Caster, cold Caster, roller Caster Cellarman Changer, mould Coiler Compounder Coverer, roller Coverer, rubber Coverer, rubber Coverer, wheel Coverer, wire Coverer Curer Cutter, band, rubber Cutter, collar Cutter, disc Cutter, rubber Cutter, tread Cutter, tyre Cutter Dipper, glove Dipper, rubber Dipper Extruder Finisher, ebonite Finisher, tyre Finisher Fitter, bead, tyre Fitter, tread, tyre Flipper, bead Forcer, rubber Forcer Foreman Grinder, ebonite Grinder, rubber Hand, bench Hand, calender Hand, leading Hand, mechanical Hand, mill, rubber Hand, mill Hand, surgical Hand, tube Heater, rubber Joiner, rubber Latexer Liner, pipe Liner, plant Liner, tank Liner Machinist, bias Machinist, covering, rubber Machinist, curing Machinist, cutting, rubber Machinist, cutting Machinist, cutting Machinist, extruding Machinist, forcing Machinist, guillotine Machinist, mixing Machinist, moulding Machinist, press Machinist, spewing Machinist, wiring Machinist Maker, bag, air Maker, ball, golf Maker, ball Maker, bed, air Maker, belt, conveyor Maker, belt, vee Maker, belt Maker, belting Maker, block, brake Maker, block Maker, bottle Maker, case Maker, catheter Maker, cover, waterproof Maker, cushion, air Maker, cushion, table, billiard Maker, glove Maker, glove Maker, heel Maker, hose Maker, mat, rubber Maker, mattress, rubber Maker, packing, rubber Maker, pipe, flexible Maker, pipe Maker, pocket Maker, ring, asbestos Maker, roller, composition, printer's Maker, roller, printer's Maker, roller, rubber Maker, rubber Maker, solution Maker, stamp, endorsing Maker, tile Maker, tread, rubber Maker, tube, flexible Maker, tube Maker, tubing Maker, tyre Maker, washer Man, devulcaniser Man, mill, rubber Man, mill Man, table Manipulator, tube Manufacturer Miller, rubber Mixer, banbury Mixer, dough Mixer, dry Mixer, latex Mixer, rubber Mixer Moulder, ebonite Moulder, injection Moulder, press Moulder, rubber Moulder, stamp Moulder, tube, rubber Moulder, tyre Moulder Moulder Operator, banbury Operator, calender Operator, castings Operator, extruder Operator, extrusion Operator, mill Operator, plant Operator, process Presser, belt Presser, heel Presser, hot Presser, jobbing Presser, rubber Presser, steam Presser Rasper Reclaimer Recoverer Refiner Remoulder Renewer, tread Repairer, tyre Restorer, tyre Retreader, tyre Roller, tube Roller Rubberer, tyre Setter, machine, moulding Sheeter Shrinker Splicer Splitter Sprayer, tyre Spreader, rubber Spreader Stamper, rubber Stripper, rubber Stripper, tyre Trimmer, block Trimmer, pad, heel Trimmer, rubber Trimmer, tyre, solid Trimmer Turner, ebonite Turner, roller Turner, rubber Turner, vulcanite Turner Turner Veneerer, tyre Vulcanizer Washer, rubber Waxer, block, thread Winder, ball, golf Winder, belt, rubber Winder, core Wirer, tyre Worker, ball, golf Worker, ebonite Worker, factory Worker, fibre Worker, goods, rubber Worker, mill, rubber Worker, process Worker, process Worker, rubber Worker, tyre Wrapper, bead Wrapper, tube Wrapper 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Plastics process operatives

Work Description

Plastics process operatives attend and operate moulding, extruding, thermoforming, calendering, covering, cutting and other process equipment to make and repair plastic products.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, supplemented by specialised courses. NVQs/SVQs in Plastic Processing Operations are available at Levels 1 and 2. Apprenticeships leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 are available in some areas.

Job Tasks

prepares machine for operation by affixing any necessary attachments; weighs and mixes ingredients, loads machine with plastic to be worked or regulates flow from feed conveyor or hopper; monitors controls regulating temperature, pressure, etc. and operates moulding, extruding, calendering, thermoforming and covering machines; inspects plastic products for defects, takes measurements and repairs plastic belting and sheathing; trims, cuts and performs other finishing operations on plastic using hand and machine tools; makes artificial eyes and contact lens discs, and makes and repairs spectacle frames and plastic parts of artificial limbs and other orthopaedic appliances.

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Assistant, extrusion Blender Blower, steam Blower Clatter Cleaner, button Colourist Compounder Converter Cutter, button Cutter, plastics Cutter Driller, button Driller Driver, extruding Dyer Embosser Engineer, extrusion Engineer, plastics Extruder, cable Extruder Fabricator, foam Fabricator Felter Filer, plastics Filer Filler, hopper Finisher, plastics Finisher Fitter, composite Forcer Foreman, process Foreman, shop, press Foreman Former Grailer Grinder Hand, bench Hand, calender Hand, flasher Injector, mould Laminator, composite Laminator, fibreglass Laminator, grp Laminator, plastic Laminator Laminator Liner, tank Machinist, buffing Machinist, calender Machinist, coating Machinist, cutting, plastics Machinist, cutting Machinist, extruding Machinist, foam Machinist, guillotine Machinist, moulding Machinist, plastic Machinist, plastics Machinist, press Machinist, roller Machinist, slicing Machinist, stamping Machinist Maker, Bakelite Maker, ball, billiard Maker, ball Maker, belt, conveyor Maker, bottle, plastic Maker, bottle Maker, bucket Maker, case, battery Maker, case Maker, comb Maker, eye, artificial Maker, frame, optical Maker, frame, spectacle Maker, frame Maker, plate, number Maker, sink Maker, spectacle Maker, tile Maker, tray Maker, tube Man, die Man, mill Manipulator Manufacturer Matcher, colour Miller Mixer, colour Mixer, dough Mixer, dry Mixer, plastic Mixer, plastics Mixer Moulder, aloe Moulder, Bakelite Moulder, compression Moulder, fibreglass Moulder, injection Moulder, injection Moulder, plastic Moulder, press Moulder, spindle Moulder, tube Moulder Operator, calender Operator, coatings, plastic Operator, composite Operator, extruder Operator, extrusion Operator, guillotine Operator, mill Operator, plant Operator, plastic Operator, plastics Operator, process Operator, rolls, calender Operator, saw Operator, tube Planer Polisher, Bakelite Polisher, celluloid Polisher, frame, spectacle Polisher Pre-former Presser, block Presser, hydraulic Presser, lens, contact Presser, plastics Presser, polishing Presser Quiller, comb Reeler Roller, tube Router Sawyer Setter, machine Setter Setter-up Sheeter Slicer Slitter Spreader Stringer Trimmer, Bakelite Trimmer, plastic Trimmer, plastics Trimmer Turner, ball, billiard Turner Turner Twister, tube Worker, bench Worker, composite Worker, factory Worker, plastics Worker, process Worker, tile 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Metal making and treating process operatives

Work Description

Metal making and treating process operatives operate furnaces, ovens and other heating vessels, drawing, rolling, extruding, galvanising, forging and other metal processing equipment to smelt, shape and treat metal and metal products.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Steel Making, Steel Refining, Steel Casting and Metal Forging are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

charges furnace, operates controls to regulate furnace temperature, and adds oxidising, alloying and fluxing agents as required; withdraws samples of molten metal for analysis, taps slag from surface of molten metal and directs flow of molten metal into casts; sets rolling speed, tension and space between rolls, guides the metal to and from rollers, and monitors the rolling process to detect irregularities, and ensure that the gauge and finish match required specifications; operates equipment to remove dirt, scale and other surface impurities by immersion in chemical solution; heats metal or metal articles in furnace, allows to cool for a specified time or quenches in brine, oil or water to harden, reduces brittleness and restores ductility; operates piercing, extruding, pressing and other metal processing equipment to shape and treat metal or metal articles.

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Airman, hot Alloyman Anchorer Annealer Assistant, electroplating Assistant, forge Assistant, furnace Assistant, gilder's Assistant, hammerman's Assistant, heater's Assistant, mill, rolling Assistant, pickler's Assistant, plating Assistant, roller's Assistant, smith's Assistant, stamper's Attendant, bath, salt Attendant, baths, salt Attendant, cupola Attendant, furnace, blast Attendant, furnace Attendant, furnace Attendant, instrument Attendant, lid, carbonising Attendant, mill, rod Attendant, mill Attendant, oven, core Attendant, pyrometer Attendant, roll, cold Attendant, stove, core Attender Babbitter Backer, spindle Backer Backer-up Baller Beater, leaf Bedman Behinder Bender, arch Bender, bar, handle Bender, spoke Bender Billeter Blaster Blower Bolter-down Boxman Breaker, bear Breaker, skull Breaker Breaker-down Builder, mop Burner Busher, lead Buttoner Carboniser Carburizer Carrier, bar Caser Caster, brass Caster, furnace, blast Caster, ingot Caster, iron Caster, lead Caster, metal Caster, needle Caster, shot Caster, strip Caster, type Caster Catcher, bar Catcher, finishing Catcher, mill, sheet Catcher, roll, cold Catcher Catcher and sticker Cellarman Changer, roll Charger Chipper-in Cleaner, core Cleaner, press Cleaner, wire Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner Clipper Closer Cogger Coiler, copper Coiler Coiler Coiler Colourer Colourer Controller, converter Controller, furnace Controller, furnace Controlman Converter, steel Converter Copperer Coverer, lead Cutter, nut Cutter-down Cutter-out De-ruster Degreaser Depositor Descaler Desilveriser Dipper, acid Dipper, brass Dipper, core Dipper and stripper Distiller Distributor, paste Dogger Dogger-on Dogger-up Doorman, furnace Doorman Doubler Dragger, bar Dragger-down Drawer, bar Drawer, fork Drawer, plate Drawer, rod Drawer, steel Drawer, strip Drawer, tape Drawer, tube Drawer, wire Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer Drawer and marker Dresser, wire Dresser Driver, assistant Driver, caster Driver, control Driver, gear Driver, hammer Driver, press Driver, rack Driver, rest Driver, roll Driver, roller Driver, skid Driver, spray, water Driver, table Driver, tilter Drosser Drossman Dryer, core Engineer, treatment, heat Extruder, cable Extruder, metal Extruder Fabricator, pipe Fabricator Feeder, furnace Feeder, pass, skin Feeder, roll Feeder, rolls Feeder Feeder Feeder Fettler Filler, pan Filler, plug Filler, wire Finisher, spring Finisher, tube Finisher Finisher Finisher Fireman, furnace Fireman, furnace Fireman, oven, annealing Fireman, retort Fireman, soaker Fireman, stove Fireman Fireman Fireman Firer, stove Firer Fisher Fitter, mould Flaker-on Flattener, patent Flattener, sheet Forehand Foreman, cupola Foreman, extrusion, metal Foreman, furnace, blast Foreman, furnace Foreman, mill, rolling Foreman, refining, metal Foreman, shop, melting Foreman, shop, steel Foreman, treatment, heat Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Foreman Forgeman Forker Former, tube Former Founder, type Founder Furnaceman, annealing Furnaceman, blast Furnaceman, brass Furnaceman, chrome Furnaceman, cupola Furnaceman, electric Furnaceman, hardening, case Furnaceman, hearth, open Furnaceman, spring, coach Furnaceman, treatment, heat Furnaceman Fuser, enamel Fuser Gauger, furnace Granulator, aluminium Grouter, mould Guider Hand, bench Hand, cupola Hand, first Hand, forge Hand, furnace, blast Hand, furnace Hand, leading Hand, leading Hand, mill, rolling Hand, mill Hand, mill Hand, pit Hand, roll Hand, second, roller's Hand, second Hand, second Hand, spare Hand, stretcher Hand, third Hand, third Hardener, blade Hardener, case Hardener, die and mill Hardener, drill Hardener, file Hardener, ring Hardener, saw Hardener, section Hardener, tool Hardener Haulier, shop Heater, ingot Heater, iron Heater, mill Heater, pit, soaking Heater, smith's Heater, tube, steel Heater Helper, blacksmith's Helper, caster's Helper, first Helper, first Helper, forge Helper, furnaceman's Helper, keeper's Helper, pickler's Helper, pit Helper, pitman's Helper, potman's Helper, press Helper, roller's Helper, smith's Helper, stamper's Helper, straightener's Helper Helper Helper Helper Helper Holder, double Hooker Injector, wax Inspector, furnace Jigger Keeper, furnace Keeper Kettleman Ladler Lapper Layer, core Leader Levelhand Leveller, plate Leveller, roller Leverman Lifter-up Machinist, bending Machinist, casting, centrifugal Machinist, casting, pig Machinist, coiling Machinist, drawing, wire Machinist, extruding Machinist, forge Machinist, forging Machinist, moulding Machinist, rolling Machinist, stoving Machinist, upsetting Machinist, wire Maker, block, cylinder Maker, block, radiator Maker, fittings, tube Maker, last Maker, lead, printer's Maker, nail, forged Maker, nail, frost Maker, nail, wrought Maker, pipe, lead Maker, plate, accumulator Maker, punch Maker, runner Maker, screw, frost Maker, strap, fork Maker, tube, metal Maker, tube Maker, tube Man, annealing Man, bell Man, casting Man, condenser Man, converter Man, crucible Man, cupel Man, cupola Man, drop Man, extractor Man, fan Man, foundry Man, ingot Man, ladle, direct Man, ladle Man, lime Man, mill Man, mixer Man, moulds Man, muffle Man, muffle Man, muffle Man, pit Man, platform Man, still Man, vessel Man, vice, spring Mangler, plate Mangler Manipulator Manufacturer Marker, billet Marker, hall Marker, ingot Marker, plate Marker-off Mate, blacksmith's Mate, forger's, drop Mate, smith's Melter, bullion Melter, electric Melter, gold Melter, hand, first Melter, lead Melter, platinum Melter, silver Melter, steel Melter Melter Melter Metaller Middler Minder, stove Mixer, metal Mixer, sand Mixer Moulder, battery Moulder, fork Moulder, lead Nitrider Normaliser Oiler, tube Opener, hot Opener, plate Opener Operator, bath, salt Operator, bench, draw Operator, block, bull Operator, castings Operator, coil, steel Operator, control Operator, degrease Operator, degreaser Operator, depiler Operator, extruder Operator, extrusion Operator, forge Operator, furnace, annealing Operator, furnace, carburising Operator, furnace, electrical Operator, furnace, slab, pusher Operator, furnace, treatment, heat Operator, furnace Operator, hammer Operator, hot Operator, line, pickle Operator, mangle Operator, manipulator Operator, mill, foil Operator, mill, hot Operator, mill, rolling Operator, mill, tube Operator, mill Operator, pilger Operator, plant, degreasing Operator, plant, sinter Operator, pot Operator, process Operator, pulpit Operator, pusher Operator, shear, flying Operator, shears, flying Operator, sinter Operator, steel Operator, swaging Operator, tilter Operator, transfer Operator, treatment, heat Ovenman, iron, malleable Packer, oven Passer, sample Passer Patenter, wire Pickler, aluminium Pickler, iron Pickler, steel, strip Pickler, tube Pickler, underhand Pickler, wire Pickler Piercer Potman Potman Potter, furnace, blast Potter Pourer Presser, bending Presser, clipping Presser, extruding Presser, fitter's Presser, lead Presser, pipe Presser Puddler Puller-out Rackman Rammer, plug Rammer Re-roller Recaster Receiver Recoverer, zinc Rectifier, tube Reeler, bar Reeler Reelerman Refiner, bullion Refiner, gold Refiner, nickel Refiner, silver Refiner Reheater Reliner, bearing Riser, mill Riser Roller, bar, puddled Roller, cogging Roller, cold Roller, finishing Roller, forge Roller, head Roller, hot Roller, mill, blooming Roller, mill, roughing Roller, mill, sheet Roller, mill Roller, plate Roller, rod Roller, roughing Roller, section Roller, side Roller, strip Roller, tube Roller, tyre Roller, under Roller, wire Roller Rollsman Rougher Rounder Runner, metal Scaler Scaler Scourer Scourer Screwer Screwer-down Screwman Setter, core Setter, die Setter, guide Setter, mould Setter, spring Setter Sheather, cable Sherardizer Shingler Shopman, bottle Sinterer Sinterer Skimmer Slagger Slagger Slagman Smelter, lead Smelter, steel Smelter Smith, chain Smith, coil Softener, lead Spinner, pipe Sprayer, copper Sprayer, lime Springer Squirter, lead Stamper, ingot Stamper Staver Stoker, furnace Stoker Stoker Stover Stover Straightener, bar Straightener, drill Straightener, iron Straightener, mills, rod Straightener, plate Straightener, rail Straightener, roller Straightener, section Straightener, shaft, crank Straightener, steel Straightener, tube Straightener Stretcher, tube Stretcher Striker, anvil Striker, chain Striker, forge Striker, forger's Striker, iron Striker, smith's Striker, wheel Striker Striker Striker Stripper, gold Stripper, ingot Stripper, silver Stripper Stripper Swiftman Tagger Tagger Taker, temperature Tankman Tapper Tapper-out Teazer Teemer, ladle Teemer Temperer, wire Temperer Tender, furnace Tenter, cupola Tenter, furnace Tester, furnace Threader Tilter Tilterman Tonger Tongsman, back Tongsman Tongsman Tongsman Tonguer Trailer-down Treater, heat Tuber, wire Tuber Tupper Turner, core Uncoiler Unreeler Washer Watcher, furnace Watcher Wheelman Wirer-up Worker, aluminium Worker, forge Worker, furnace, blast Worker, furnace Worker, hammer, power Worker, lead, tea Worker, mill, rolling Worker, mill, sheet Worker, mill Worker, muffle, foundry Worker, muffle Worker, plant, sinter Worker, plate, tin Worker, process Worker, process Worker, strip, copper Worker, tinplate Worker, treatment, heat Worker, treatment, heat Worker, tube Worker, wire, tungsten 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Electroplaters

Work Description

Electroplaters operate continuous plant to coat metal parts and articles electrolytically, form metal articles by electro- and vacuum-deposition, dip and spray articles with another metal, plastic powder or other material and treat articles chemically to produce desired surface finishes.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Product Coating are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

cleans and rinses article or pre-shaped form to be coated; masks area not to be covered with wax, resistant adhesive tape or other material; fits appropriate nozzle on spray gun, loads spray gun with appropriate coating material and prepares electrolytic solutions; sets machine, plant, or equipment controls to regulate electric current and temperature of molten zinc, tin, chromium, copper or other non-ferrous metal; immerses articles in plating solutions or sprays article until required thickness of coating has been deposited; removes article from solution and centrifuges, if necessary, to remove excess molten metal before cooling.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Process operatives n.e.c.

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of processing occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 811: Process Operatives.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some employers may expect entrants to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically provided on-the-job, supplemented by specialist training courses. NVQs/SVQs in Process Operations are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

packs products ready for kiln setting; operates kilns, furnaces and ovens to produce cement clinker, linoleum cement and asphalt, to fire abrasive and carbon products and otherwise cook and heat treat materials and products not elsewhere classified; operates machines to mix, blend, crush, wash and separate seeds and other materials not elsewhere classified; operates machines to produce flat and corrugated asbestos cement pipes and sheets; performs other processing tasks not elsewhere classified.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Paper and wood machine operatives

Work Description

Paper and wood machine operatives operate machines to treat and cut wood, to produce, treat and cut paper, paperboard, leatherboard, plasterboard and similar material, and to assemble and make wooden crates and containers.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs/vocational qualifica-tions in Fibreboard Operations, Paper and Board Making and in Leather Production are available at Level 2. NVQs/SVQs/vocational- qualifications in Wood Machining are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

cuts and shapes wood using hand and power tools, assembles parts of wooden crates, barrels and other wooden containers using nails, bolts and staples, and fits metal strips and corner pieces to strengthen container as required; examines job requirements, ascertains necessary ingredients and loads machines to beat, mix and crush wood, cork and pulp for further processing; attends and operates ovens, kilns, milling, filtering, straining, calendering, coating, drying, finishing, winding and other machines to produce and/or treat wood, paper, paperboard, leatherboard and plasterboard; sets and adjusts edge guides, stops and blades of cutting machine, threads material through rollers or loads into machine hopper, starts and monitors operation of machine, removes completed work and clears machine of waste material.

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Adjuster, envelope Adjuster, machine Assistant, beater's Assistant, beaterman's Assistant, calender Assistant, calenderman's Assistant, cutter's, paper Assistant, cutter's Assistant, cutter's Assistant, dryerman's Assistant, hydropulper Assistant, laminating Assistant, man's, machine Assistant, reelerman's Assistant, slitter's Assistant, tender's, machine, pasteboard Attendant, calender Attendant, conditioner Attendant, creel, sisal Attendant, felt Attendant, grainer Attendant, humidifier Attendant, mill, saw Attendant, mill, wood Attendant, thickener Backer, paper, stencil Backer Bander Beater Beaterman Bender Bender and slotter Binder Bitter Bleacher Bleacher Blocker Boiler, rag Boiler, woodpulp Boiler Boilerman Borer, wood Borer Borer and cutter, cross Bottomer Brander Breaker, woodpulp Breaker Breakerman, rag Breakerman Breaster, heel Brusher, pigment Brusher Brusher Builder, drum Builder, vat Calenderer Calenderman, super Calenderman Catcher, sheet Catcher Cementer, paper Changer, roller Chipper Chopper, wood Chopperman Cleaner, wood Clipper, veneer Coater, paper Coater Combiner Concaver Concentratorman Conditioner, paper Conditioner Converter, paper Converter, timber Copier, pattern, paper Corrugator Coucher Creaser Creosoter, timber Cutter, belt Cutter, box Cutter, card Cutter, film Cutter, guillotine Cutter, guillotine Cutter, maker's, box Cutter, negative Cutter, panel Cutter, paper Cutter, pattern, paper Cutter, press Cutter, print Cutter, rotary Cutter, sole Cutter, stencil Cutter, timber Cutter, tube Cutter, veneer Cutter, wood Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutter Cutterman Cylinderman Damperman Designer-cutter Devilman Dipper Driller, wood Dropperman Dryer, kiln Dryer, veneer Dryer Dryer Dryer Edgeman Facer, wood Feeder Feltman Filler-in Finisher, paper Finisher, plate Finisher, wood Finisher Finisher Fireman, retort Fixer, tape Flusher Folder, envelope Folder, map Folder, paper Foreman, calender Foreman, shop Foreman, 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veneer Machinist, waxing Machinist, wood Machinist, woodcutting Machinist, woodworking Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Maker, bag, paper Maker, bag Maker, barrel Maker, block, cork Maker, board Maker, bobbin Maker, box, card Maker, box, cardboard Maker, box, ointment Maker, box, paper Maker, box, wooden Maker, box Maker, box Maker, can, fibre Maker, card, pattern Maker, card, show Maker, card Maker, carton Maker, case, cardboard Maker, case, packing Maker, case Maker, churn Maker, cloth, glass Maker, crate Maker, cup, cream Maker, drum, cable Maker, drum Maker, envelope Maker, file, box Maker, handle Maker, hanger, coat Maker, helve Maker, label, wood Maker, label Maker, medal Maker, pallet Maker, panel Maker, paper, abrasive Maker, paper, carbon Maker, paper, emery Maker, paper, fly Maker, paper, glass Maker, paper, laced Maker, paper, photographic Maker, paper, sand Maker, paper Maker, plywood Maker, 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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Coal mine operatives

Work Description

Coal mine operatives detonate charges and use cutting equipment to extract coal from coal faces, build and dismantle roof and wall supports in underground coal workings, and transport coal and other material from the coal face.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is provided through specialised courses. NVQs/SVQs in Process Operations (Extraction Industries) are available. There is a minimum age limit of 18 years for underground work.

Job Tasks

uses machine or portable drill to drill holes to required depth for blasting, bursting, release of gas or water infusion; inserts and compacts appropriate explosive, primer and detonator in drilling hole and detonates charge to break and loosen coal and rock from solid formations; operates heading, ripping and coal cutting-loading machines to remove material from working face and monitors conveyor carrying away loose material; cleans machinery, equipment and tools and maintains refuge holes, roads and airways; erects permanent and temporary wall and roof supports from dry stone material, timber and metal, withdraws supports and serviceable material/ equipment from worked out or abandoned faces; stows waste in area from which coal has been removed using feed hopper or stowing machine; conveys goods and materials to and from coal face and work areas, loads and unloads mine cars and transfers materials from underground and surface conveyors to bunkers, tubs and rail trucks.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Quarry workers and related operatives

Work Description

Quarry workers erect supports in underground workings, set and detonate explosives to loosen rocks and set up and operate drilling equipment to extract minerals (other than coal) from the ground, and operate machinery to wash, crush or separate stone and ores.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Drilling Operations and Process Operations (Extractive Industries) are available at Level 2. There is a minimum age limit of 18 for underground work.

Job Tasks

inspects blasting area, drills shot holes, inserts explosives and detonates charges to loosen large pieces of rock/ore; assembles drilling and cutting tools, operates controls to start machines and to regulate the speed and pressure of cutting and drilling; erects timber or metal supports to shore up tunnel and assists tunnel miner with the excavation of vertical shafts and underground tunnels; conveys goods and materials to and from the workface, loads and unloads mine cars and transfers materials from underground and surface conveyors to bunkers, tubs and rail trucks; operates agitators/vibrators to separate minerals and ensures that screened, filtered, crushed and separated material is discharged to appropriate chutes or conveyors; performs other mining and quarrying tasks not elsewhere classified including digging clay from open pits, operating high-pressure hoses to wash china clay from open pit faces and otherwise assisting miners.

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Estimated Pay

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Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Energy plant operatives

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group operate boilers to produce hot water or steam and attend and operate compressors, turbines, electrical substations, switchboards and auxiliary plant and machinery to fuel nuclear reactors, drive blowers and pumps, electricity generators and other equipment.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically by apprenticeship, incorporating technical training and practical experience. NVQs/ SVQs in Maintaining Electricity Generating Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

determines job requirements from switchboard attendant or operating instructions; opens valves and operates controls to regulate the flow of fuel to boiler or generating equipment; operates remote control panel to load fuel and remove discharged fuel elements from nuclear reactors; adjusts controls to maintain correct running speed of turbine or generator and monitors temperature and pressure controls on boilers; records instrument readings periodically and shuts down turbine/generator or boiler as demand decreases; carries out minor maintenance tasks and prescribed tests and reports any faults.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Metal working machine operatives

Work Description

Metal working machine operatives operate machines to cut, shape, abrade and otherwise machine metal, use hand and power tools to remove surplus metal and rough surfaces from castings, forgings or other metal parts, and clean, smooth and polish metal workpieces.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Engineering Machining are available.

Job Tasks

secures workpiece in drilling, boring, milling, planing, grinding, lapping, honing, electrochemical, or other shaping machines, or loads metal stock on to press; sets controls, starts machine and operates controls to feed tool to workpiece or vice versa and repositions workpiece during machining as required; withdraws workpiece and examines accuracy using measuring instruments; operates burning, chipping and grinding equipment to remove defects from metal parts, and files, chisels, burns and saws off surplus metal; smoothes rough surfaces with hand tools, abrasive belts and wheels, compressed air, jets of vapour, or blasting with shot, grit, sand or other abrasive material; selects and secures polishing head to machine tool, prepares head with emery, grease or other substance, sets speed and angle of polishing head, and operates controls to feed polishing head to workpiece or vice versa.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Water and sewerage plant operatives

Work Description

Water and sewerage plant operatives operate valves to control water supplies in mains and pipelines, attend screening, filtering, water purifying and sedimentation plant, clear any blockages and patrol and maintain sewerage systems.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is provided off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs in Operating Process Plant are available at Level 2.

Job Tasks

attends water filtration and purification plant, monitors chemical treatment and regulates treatment of water supply within strict guidelines; opens and closes valves to regulate quantity and pressure of water and reports defective valves or abnormal water pressure; stops water supply in an emergency and informs consumers likely to be affected; regulates flow of raw sewage into screening plant, releases screened sewage and regulates its flow into detritus pits, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds; cleans out screen compartments, sedimentation tanks and filtration beds manually or using mechanical scraper; patrols sections of sewer, examines for any blockages or gas releases and clears blockages by flushing or by using boring rods; digs trench and assists pipe layers to lay, renew or repair sewerage pipes.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Printing machine assistants

Work Description

Printing machine assistants set and operate letterpress, platen or cylinder, lithographic and photogravure printing machines, photocopiers, office printers, duplication machines and other reprographic equipment.

Qualification

No academic qualifications are required. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in Screen Printing are available at Levels 1 and 2, and in Machine Printing at Levels 2 and 3.

Job Tasks

positions printing plates, loads inks into reservoirs and loads paper rolls or sheets into printing press; sets controls to control the speed, pressure and ink flow of printing machine; loads photocopiers, office printers, duplication machines and other reprographic equipment with stationery; starts reprographic or printing machine and monitors operation for paper misfeeds and error messages, removes blockages and replaces damaged paper, and monitors quality of output; carries out routine maintenance and cleaning of printing machine; sets and operates machines for cutting paper to specified dimensions or for folding or binding to produce finished paper items; sets and operates presses for stamping patterns and labels on textiles, clothing, pottery, footwear and other leather goods.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Plant and machine operatives n.e.c.

Work Description

Job holders in this unit group operate a variety of plant and machinery not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 812: Plant and Machine Operatives.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs are available in some areas.

Job Tasks

operates acetylene torches and other cutting equipment to dismantle boilers, cars, ships, railway track, engines, machinery and other scrap metal; bends, coils, crimps and spins metal wires in the manufacture of cables, springs, ropes and other wire goods; operates machines in the manufacture of nuts, bolts, nails, screws, pins, rivets, etc.; fills grease gun with grease of appropriate grade, and applies grease or oil to grease points or lubrication holes in machinery or equipment and over bearings, axles and other similar parts; ensures that rollers in rope haulage system are well greased and running freely; inspects machines and equipment, and reports any faults.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Assemblers (electrical and electronic products)

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group wire up prepared parts and/or sub-assemblies in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, make coils and wiring harnesses and assemble previously prepared parts in the batch or mass production of electrical and electronic goods and components.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, supplemented by short courses. NVQs/SVQs in Electronic Product Assembly are available at Level 1.

Job Tasks

examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to identify appropriate materials and sequence of operations; selects, cuts and connects wire to appropriate terminals by crimping or soldering; positions and secures switches, transformers, tags, valve holders or other parts and connects capacitors, resistors, transistors or sub-assemblies to appropriate terminals by soldering; lays out and secures wire to make harnesses and operates machine to wind heavy and light coils of wire or copper for transformers, armatures, rotors, stators and light electrical equipment; assembles previously prepared electrical or electronic components by winding, bolting, screwing or otherwise fastening using an assembly machine or hand tools.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.

Qualification

No academic qualifications are required. In some cases candidates must take aptitude and dexterity tests. Normal colour vision is required for some jobs. Training varies according to the complexity of the work.

Job Tasks

follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine; assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine; rejects faulty assembly components; inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.

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Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Routine inspectors and testers

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group inspect and/or test metal stock, parts and products, electrical plant, machinery and electronic components, systems and sub-assemblies, textiles, wood, paper, food, plastics and rubber goods, parts and materials to detect processing, manufacturing and other defects.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers require candidates to possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by training courses where instruction in specific techniques is required. Various NVQs/SVQs encompass aspects of quality control.

Job Tasks

examines articles for surface flaws such as cracks, dents, defective sealing or broken wires by visual inspection or using aids such as microscopes or magnifying glasses; checks sequence of assembly operations and checks assemblies and sub-assemblies against parts lists to detect missing items; sets up test equipment, connects items/system to power source/pressure outlet, etc. and operates controls to check performance and operation of electrical plant and machinery and electronics systems; examines yarn packages, textile fabrics and garments, wood or wood products, paper and paperboard, plastics and rubber materials, food products, food storage containers, etc., checks specifications, marks any repairable defects and rejects faulty items; reports any recurrent or major defects and recommends improvements to production methods.

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ammunition Examiner, armaments Examiner, bag Examiner, bank-note Examiner, book Examiner, brush Examiner, bulb Examiner, bullet Examiner, burr Examiner, bus Examiner, chain Examiner, cheque Examiner, cigar Examiner, cloth, leather Examiner, cloth Examiner, cycle Examiner, decorator's Examiner, engineering Examiner, file Examiner, film Examiner, final Examiner, glass Examiner, hosiery Examiner, impression Examiner, label Examiner, machine, cigarette Examiner, mechanical Examiner, meter Examiner, motor Examiner, pen Examiner, piece Examiner, plan Examiner, print Examiner, printer's Examiner, roller Examiner, shell Examiner, shoe Examiner, spring Examiner, steel Examiner, stem Examiner, stencil Examiner, thread Examiner, timber Examiner, tool, edge Examiner, tyre Examiner, vehicle Examiner, wheel Examiner, wire Examiner, yarn Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Examiner Filler-in Finder, fault Finisher, cellulose Finisher, paint Finisher, pencil Finisher, surface Foreman, checking Foreman, inspection Foreman, quality Foreman, salle Foreman, test, motor Gauger, bullet Gauger Hand, clock Hand, test Inflator, bed, air Inflator, cushion, air Inspector, aeronautical Inspector, AID Inspector, aircraft Inspector, apparatus, photographic Inspector, area Inspector, armaments Inspector, assembly Inspector, assurance, quality Inspector, bank-note Inspector, bar Inspector, battery Inspector, bench Inspector, billet Inspector, boiler Inspector, cabinet Inspector, cable Inspector, car Inspector, carpet Inspector, carriage Inspector, carriage and wagon Inspector, cell Inspector, chicken Inspector, chief Inspector, cloth Inspector, clothing Inspector, coil Inspector, component Inspector, components Inspector, control, quality Inspector, core Inspector, crisp, potato Inspector, cylinder Inspector, diesel Inspector, electrical Inspector, electronics Inspector, enamel Inspector, engine Inspector, engineering Inspector, factory Inspector, factory Inspector, film Inspector, flight Inspector, floor Inspector, food Inspector, furnace Inspector, garment Inspector, gauge Inspector, glass Inspector, government Inspector, graphite Inspector, hosiery Inspector, instrument Inspector, insulation Inspector, lamp Inspector, layout Inspector, leaf Inspector, lens Inspector, lift Inspector, line Inspector, lining Inspector, locomotive Inspector, machine Inspector, machine Inspector, machine Inspector, machinery Inspector, mechanical Inspector, metal Inspector, micrometer Inspector, mirror Inspector, motor Inspector, mould Inspector, nylon Inspector, optical Inspector, paint Inspector, patrol Inspector, PCB Inspector, plant, electrical Inspector, plant, gas Inspector, plant, mechanical Inspector, plant, preparation Inspector, plant, process Inspector, plastics Inspector, plate Inspector, process Inspector, production Inspector, QA Inspector, quality Inspector, radio Inspector, rail Inspector, records, musical Inspector, relay Inspector, ring Inspector, roller Inspector, room, tool Inspector, rope Inspector, rubber Inspector, sanitary Inspector, shell Inspector, shop, fitting Inspector, shop, machine Inspector, stock, rolling Inspector, system Inspector, test Inspector, textile Inspector, timber Inspector, tool Inspector, trimming, coach Inspector, tube Inspector, tyre Inspector, ultrasonic Inspector, upholstery Inspector, vehicle Inspector, veneer Inspector, wagon Inspector, welding Inspector, works Inspector, workshops Inspector, yarn Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector Inspector and packer Inspector of armaments Inspector of naval ordnance Liner and finisher Looker, cloth Looker, piece Looker, yarn Looker-out Looker-over, decorator's Looker-over Looker-over Machinist, testing Maker-up Man, cloth Measurer, steel Measurer Officer, control, quality Operator, assurance, quality Operator, detector Operator, gauger Operator, lamp Operator, photometer Operator, quality Operator, ultrasonic Overlooker, cloth Overlooker, greenhouse Overlooker Overlooker Overlooker Passer, cigar Passer, cloth Passer, final Passer, finished Passer, garment Passer, glove, finished Passer, machine Passer, piece Passer Passer Passer Passer Passer Passer Passer Passer Passer Patrol Patrolman Percher Picker, confectionery Picker, nut Picker, stilt Picker, thimble Picker Picker-out Prover, die Prover, file Prover, gun Prover, meter Prover, stove Prover Prover and tester Ransacker Sampler, grain Sampler, milk Sampler, tea Sampler Searcher Shooter Smeller, cask Sniffer Sorter, card, playing Sorter, glass Sorter, glove Sorter, label Sorter, note Sorter, paper Sorter, paper Sorter, paper Sorter, printer's Sorter, sheet Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Spotter Straightener, yarn Straightener Tapper, wheel Tapper Tester, aircraft Tester, balloon Tester, bench Tester, bobbin Tester, boiler Tester, brake Tester, cable Tester, can Tester, carburettor Tester, cask Tester, cell Tester, cement Tester, cloth Tester, coil Tester, coke Tester, coke Tester, conditioning, air Tester, cylinder Tester, denier Tester, disc, compact Tester, dye Tester, dynamo Tester, egg Tester, electrical Tester, engine Tester, furnace Tester, gear Tester, glass Tester, hollow-ware Tester, instrument Tester, insulation Tester, lamp, arc Tester, machine Tester, matrix Tester, meter Tester, milk Tester, moisture Tester, motor Tester, music Tester, ndt Tester, non-destructive Tester, paper Tester, pipe, concrete Tester, pipe Tester, pole Tester, pump Tester, quality Tester, record Tester, road Tester, roller Tester, rope Tester, shift Tester, silk Tester, slow, bobbin Tester, spring Tester, stove Tester, systems Tester, tank Tester, tractor Tester, tube, ray, cathode Tester, valve Tester, vehicle Tester, wire Tester, yarn Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Tester Verifier Viewer, ammunition Viewer, barrel Viewer, bearings, ball Viewer, cloth Viewer, component Viewer, cycle Viewer, garment Viewer, glass Viewer, patrol Viewer, plastics Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer Viewer of bullets Worker, inspection Worker, salle 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Weighers, graders and sorters

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group weigh, grade and sort materials, goods and products.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically received on-the-job, supplemented by short courses relating to the specific material or product being considered.

Job Tasks

examines hide, skins, leather, fabric, wool, rags, scrap metal, tobacco pipe bowls, fish, fibres, ceramics, produce and other goods; assesses product quality visually and by touch, and grades according to weight, thickness, colour and other quality criteria; ascertains material(s) required from order card, recipe, or specification and weighs and measures prescribed quantities accordingly; uses balances, springs, weighing platforms, automatic scales and weighbridges to check the weight of goods, products and loaded vehicles; records and calculates gross and net weight, checks delivery notes and prepares documents and labels for identification purposes; operates machines to measure lengths of rolls of material and irregularly shaped materials such as leather or sheepskin.

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Analyst, sensory Assistant, bundler's Assistant, taster's, tea Attendant, bridge, weigh Attendant, cabin, weigh Attendant, scale Attendant, weighbridge Banksman Bridgeman, weigh Bundler, scrap Bundler, sheet Bundler Bundler Checker, dipper Checkweigher Checkweighman Classer Classifier Clerk, machine, weigh Clerk, weigh Clerk, weighbridge Clerk, weighing Clerk of the scales Controller, weighbridge Counter, bank-note Counter Despatcher, rail Despatcher, road Dipper, tank Dipper Dispatcher, rail Dispatcher, road Dispenser Divider Examiner, bottle Examiner, scrap Examiner Examiner Fitter, stock Gauger, cement Gauger, tank Gauger, tank Gauger Gauger Grader, egg Grader, fat Grader, fruit Grader, grain Grader, hosiery Grader, leather Grader, meat Grader, pelt Grader, poultry Grader, rag Grader, sack Grader, skin Grader, sole Grader, wool Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader Grader-packer Hand, hair Inspector, ore Inspector Keeper, bridge, weigh Keeper, machine, weighing Machinist, measuring Machinist, weighing Man, yard Marker Marker-off Marker-out Measurer, braid Measurer, cloth Measurer, piece Measurer, skin Measurer, timber Measurer, wood Measurer Measurer Measurer Measurer Measurer Operator, bridge, weigh Operator, weighbridge Packer, drum, furnace Packer-grader Pager Picker, bowl Picker, cotton Picker, flock Picker, lime Picker, pea Picker, prawn Picker, stone Picker Picker Picker Picker Picker-packer Racker Reckoner Scaleman Scaler Scalesman Selector, biscuit Selector, sack Selector, skin Selector Selector Selector Selector Selector Selector and classifier Skipman Sorter, biscuit Sorter, bobbin Sorter, bottle Sorter, breakage Sorter, bulb Sorter, clip Sorter, cloth Sorter, cork Sorter, diamond Sorter, dyehouse Sorter, egg Sorter, feather Sorter, fent Sorter, fibre Sorter, flock Sorter, foil, tin Sorter, fruit Sorter, fur Sorter, gelatine Sorter, gum Sorter, hair Sorter, head Sorter, hide Sorter, hosiery Sorter, house, dye Sorter, last Sorter, leaf Sorter, leather Sorter, lime Sorter, linen Sorter, machine Sorter, meat Sorter, metal Sorter, mica Sorter, mohair Sorter, newspaper Sorter, paper Sorter, pipe, ceramic Sorter, rag Sorter, rag and metal Sorter, refuse Sorter, rubber Sorter, sack Sorter, salvage Sorter, scrap Sorter, seed Sorter, shuttle Sorter, skin Sorter, slag Sorter, sole Sorter, spool Sorter, stocking Sorter, stores Sorter, tape Sorter, tile, roofing Sorter, timber Sorter, tin Sorter, warehouse, biscuit Sorter, waste Sorter, wood Sorter, wool Sorter, woollen Sorter, yarn Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter Sorter and grader Sorter and packer Stuffer Taker, weight Taker-off Taster, coffee Taster, tea Taster, wine Taster Teller Washer, cullet Weighbridgeman Weigher Weigher and mixer, colour Weigherman Weighman Yardman Yardsman 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

Work Description

Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, or through training programmes within larger companies. NVQs/SVQs in Vehicle Maintenance (Service Replacement) are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

carries out inspection and assesses the nature and extent of repair necessary; removes wheel, exhaust or windscreen using semi-automatic machinery or hand and power tools; separates tyre from wheel and fits replacement tyre using automatic machine or by using a wheel stand and hand tools; inflates tyre to correct pressure, refits wheel to axle and balances wheel using balancing machine; replaces faulty parts of exhaust and refits exhaust or windscreen to vehicle.

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Assistant, garage Fitter, exhaust Fitter, exhaust Fitter, glass Fitter, maintenance, tyre Fitter, screen Fitter, towbar Fitter, tyre Fitter, tyre and exhaust Fitter, windscreen Fitter Fitter Fixer, window Glazier, automotive Glazier, vehicle Hand, garage Technician, fit, fast Technician, glazing Technician, tyre Worker, garage Worker, tyre 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Sewing machinists

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group sew and finish garments by hand or machine, rectify faults in manufactured textile goods and repair worn and damaged garments.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is received off- and on-the-job. NVQs/ SVQs are available at Levels 1 and 2.

Job Tasks

operates standard and specialised machines to sew, finish and repair garments and other textile, fabric, fur and skin products; examines fabrics of all types to identify imperfections and determine best method of repair; performs hand sewing tasks in the making, trimming and finishing of fur, sheepskin, leather, upholstery, mats, carpets, umbrellas and other textile products; embroiders decorative designs on textiles with machine stitching; cleans and oils machine and reports or remedies any mechanical faults.

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Assistant, room, sewing Assistant, upholsterer's Backer Bagger-out Beader Binder, blanket Binder, carpet Binder, leather, hat Binder Binder Binder Binder Binder Braider Burler Burler and mender Canvasser Clocker Closer Coverer, umbrella Drawer, fine Elasticator Examiner, heald Examiner and finisher Examiner and mender Fanner Feller Finisher, cap Finisher, coat Finisher, collar Finisher, curtain Finisher, dress Finisher, glove Finisher, gown Finisher, kilt Finisher, shirt Finisher, tailor's Finisher, trouser Finisher, umbrella Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher and liner Foreman, room, machine Foreman, room, sewing Friller Glover Hand, buttonhole Hand, collar Hand, feller Hand, felling Hand, needlework Hand, palm and needle Hand, sample Hand, sewing Hand, suspender Hemmer Hemstitcher Holer, button Knitter, power Knotter Liner Liner Liner Linker Locker, flat Looper Machinist, automatic Machinist, bag Machinist, barring Machinist, bartack Machinist, basting Machinist, bedding Machinist, belt, conveyor Machinist, binding Machinist, blanket Machinist, blouse Machinist, button Machinist, buttonhole Machinist, buttoning Machinist, canvas Machinist, cap Machinist, carpet Machinist, clothing Machinist, coat Machinist, collar Machinist, cornelly Machinist, cornely Machinist, corset Machinist, darning Machinist, dress Machinist, dressing, surgical Machinist, dressmaker's Machinist, elasticator Machinist, embroidery Machinist, fabric, circular Machinist, fancy Machinist, feather Machinist, felling Machinist, flag Machinist, flat, hand Machinist, flat Machinist, foot Machinist, fur Machinist, glove Machinist, glove Machinist, gown Machinist, hand, repairer Machinist, hand Machinist, hemming Machinist, hemstitch Machinist, hosiery, surgical Machinist, hosiery Machinist, jacket Machinist, jacquard Machinist, knicker Machinist, knitting Machinist, lace Machinist, lace Machinist, lashing Machinist, leather Machinist, linen Machinist, lining Machinist, lining Machinist, lock, flat Machinist, lockstitch Machinist, millinery Machinist, needle Machinist, net Machinist, oilskin Machinist, outer-wear Machinist, outerwear Machinist, overhead Machinist, overlock Machinist, overlocking Machinist, padding Machinist, plain Machinist, pleating Machinist, post Machinist, quilting Machinist, rug and blanket, horse Machinist, sack Machinist, sample Machinist, seamless Machinist, sewing Machinist, shirt Machinist, silk Machinist, sleeving Machinist, special Machinist, stitch Machinist, stitching Machinist, stocking Machinist, tailor's Machinist, tape Machinist, tent Machinist, textile Machinist, tie Machinist, towel Machinist, toy, soft Machinist, trouser Machinist, tucking Machinist, upholsterer's Machinist, upholstery Machinist, vest Machinist, welt Machinist, welting Machinist, wheel Machinist, zigzag Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Machinist Maid, sewing Maker, accoutrements Maker, bag, gun Maker, bag, rod, fishing Maker, bag, sand Maker, bag Maker, belt Maker, blanket Maker, bow Maker, canopy Maker, collar Maker, cover, loose Maker, cover, tyre Maker, dressing, surgical Maker, embroidery Maker, fichu Maker, glove Maker, goods, canvas Maker, hole, button Maker, knapsack Maker, lining Maker, marquee Maker, mat, wool Maker, parachute Maker, pyjama Maker, sack and bag Maker, sheet Maker, shroud Maker, sleeve Maker, surplice Maker, suspender Maker, tarpaulin Maker, tie Maker, trimming Maker, trimmings Maker-up, hosiery Maker-up Maker-up Manufacturer, glove Manufacturer Matron, sewing Mender, bag Mender, carpet Mender, cloth Mender, dress Mender, embroidery Mender, hosiery Mender, invisible Mender, net Mender, piece Mender, sack Mender Mender Mender Mender Mistress, needle Mistress, room, work Mistress, sewing Operative, rosso Overlocker Padder Pantographer Picker, carpet Picker, cloth Picker, yarn Picker Piecer-up Pointer, machine Purler Quilter Raiser and finisher Rectifier Renovator Repairer, carpet Repairer, hosiery Repairer, net Repairer, sack Repairer, sheet Repairer, tarpaulin Repairer, tent Repairer Repairer Seamer, corset Seamer, cup Seamer Seamer Seamer Seamer-round Seamstress Sempstress Sewer, bag Sewer, button Sewer, carpet Sewer, cloth Sewer, felt Sewer, fur Sewer, glove Sewer, hat Sewer, piece Sewer, seam Sewer, spangle Sewer, tent Sewer Sewer Sewer Sewer Sewer Sewer Sewer Silker Sleever Slipper, cushion Slipper, tie Slipper Spiler Stitcher, ball, tennis Stitcher, hem Stitcher, lock Stitcher Strapper Supervisor, cotton Supervisor, room, sewing Tabber Tacker Thumber Tier, knot Tipper, umbrella Topper Trimmer Welter Whipper, blanket Woman, needle Worker, badge Worker, buttonhole Worker, fabric Worker, needle Worker, silk 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

Assemblers and routine operatives n.e.c.

Work Description

Jobholders in this unit group perform assembly and routine operative tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 813: Assemblers and Routine Operatives.

Qualification

There are no formal academic entry requirements, though some employers may require GCSEs/S grades. Some employers may set dexterity and aptitude tests for entrants. Normal colour vision may be required for some posts. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 1, 2 and 3 are available in a variety of areas.

Job Tasks

follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine; assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing, nailing, stapling, dipping and fastening using power and hand tools or assembly machine; rejects faulty assembly components, inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults; applies enamel to jewellery and coats, lacquers, dips and touches up articles (other than ceramic); sets up and operates machines to apply colour to wallpaper and to coat articles (other than ceramic) with paint, cellulose or other protective/ decorative material; performs miscellaneous painting and coating tasks not elsewhere classified including, staining articles, applying transfers, operating french polishing machines, removing surplus enamel from components and marking design outlines on articles.

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lithographer's Assistant, painter's Assistant, production Assistant, production Assistant, shop, paint Attacher Attendant, dipper's Bander Binder Blacker Blacker-in Boner Brusher, enamel Brusher, paint Brusher-off Buckler Builder, heel Bundler Caner Cementer, envelope Cementer, rubber Cementer Cementer Cementer Checker Chipper Clamper Clipper Closer, channel Colourer Connector Converter, foam Corder Corker Coupler Coverer, ball, tennis Coverer, box Coverer, buckle Coverer, button Coverer, cabinet Coverer, case Coverer, fireworks Coverer, hat Coverer, heel Coverer, helmet Coverer Coverer Coverer and liner, case Cutter, litho Cutter, transferrer's Decorator, art Decorator, card Dipper, cellulose Dipper, enamel Dipper, paint Dipper Divider Doper Duster Dyer Enameller Facer Filler, wood Filler Filler-in, polisher's Filler-in Finisher, blade Finisher, brush Finisher, card Finisher, card Finisher, case Finisher, faller Finisher, fork Finisher, frame Finisher, furniture Finisher, hook, spring Finisher, key Finisher, needle Finisher, shop, machine Finisher, spade Finisher, tool, edge Finisher, wrench Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Finisher Fitter, bag, air Fitter, bag, curing Fitter, basket, work Fitter, box, work Fitter, frame, bag Fitter, glass Fitter, mouthpiece Fitter, paste Fitter, pen, fountain Fitter, pipe, briar Fitter, umbrella Fitter, valve Fitter Fitter Fitter-up, frame, picture Fixer, transfer Flatter, cellulose Flatter, paint Flatter Flatter and polisher Folder, box Folder, pattern, paper Folder-in Foreman, shop, enamelling Foreman, shop, paint Foreman Framer, bag Fuser Garterer Gilder, composition Gilder Gluer Gluer Gluer Gluer-up Grommeter Grounder, fur Grounder Gummer Hand, bench Hand, bench Hand, brush Hand, cracker Hand, paint Hand, painter Hand, tassel Hand, wiring Handler, spade and shovel Handler, tool Handler Handler Handler Helver Impregnator Inker, edge Inserter Insulator, bitumen Insulator, coil Insulator Japanner Joiner Jointer Lacer, corset Lacer, shade, lamp Lacer Lacquerer Leader, team, assembly Lidder Liner, basket Liner, box, work Liner, brake Liner, cabinet Liner, case Liner, cycle Liner, glove Liner, gold Liner, machine Liner, picture Liner, pouch, leather Liner, table Liner Liner Looker-to-ware, thrower's Machinist, backer Machinist, bag Machinist, dipping Machinist, gumming Machinist, nailing Machinist, pressing, transfer Machinist, riveting Machinist, slugger Machinist, varnishing Machinist, welding, plastics Maker, bag, polythene Maker, basket, chip Maker, belt Maker, boot Maker, box, cigar Maker, card, shade Maker, case, pattern Maker, case Maker, cracker Maker, doll Maker, dolly Maker, flag Maker, flower, artificial Maker, frame, cork Maker, hat, paper Maker, map, dissected Maker, meter, gas Maker, postcard Maker, slipper, rubber Maker, stamp, endorsing Maker, stamp, rubber Maker, trellis Man, enamel Manufacturer, firelighter Marker, bale Marker, box Marker, dial Marker, size Marker, timber Marker, trade Marker, valve Marker Marker Marker Marker Marker Masker, paint Masker Mate, polisher's, french Mounter, card Mounter, drawing Mounter, feather Mounter, handle, umbrella Mounter, lens Mounter, map Mounter, print Mounter, stick, walking Nailer Operative, manufacturing, furniture Operator, line, paint Operator, plant, paint Operator, plant, painting, electrophoretic Ornamenter Padder, colour Painter, bottom Painter, toy Painter Pairer Paperer, chair Paperer, sand Paperer-on Paster Piecer, sole Plugger, rod, fishing Polisher, cellulose Polisher, stick Preparer, litho Presser, fusing Putter-together, scissors Putter-together Ranger Receiver Recorder Rectifier, paint Reliner, brake Riveter Riveter Riveter Rubber Rubber and flatter Rubber and polisher Rubber-down Sackhand Sander, hand Sander, wet Scaler Sealer-in Setter, steel Shader Solutioner Solutionist Spotter Springer-in Stapler, box Stemmer and waxer Stenciller, box Stenciller Sticker, feather Sticker, leaf Sticker, pattern Sticker-up Stitcher, box Stitcher, carton Stitcher, wire Stitcher Stringer, bag, paper Stringer, bead Stringer, pearl Stringer Stripper, cable Stripper, paint, vehicle Stripper, polish Studder Swiller Tackler, bag Tagger, label Tagger Taker-off, dipper's Taker-off Taker-out Taper Threader, pearl Tier, hook Tier, ring Tier, tackle Tier-on Tier-up Tipper Topper Toucher-up Transferer Transferer Turner, sheet Turner-in Turner-over Turner-up Typer Varnisher Welder, plastic Welder Wheeler Wicker Wirer and paperer Worker, enamel Worker, stencil Worker, tackle, fishing Writer, dial 

Estimated Pay

Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

Unemployment Data

The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.

Projected Employment Levels

Estimated Hours

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