Demolition operative apprenticeship

Oversee the process of demolishing or part-demolishing structures

A demolition operative carries out the process of demolishing or part-demolishing structures ranging from standard brick and concrete buildings to bridges, industrial plants and power stations. It is a safety-critical role, utilising hand and power tools to carry out demolition work to strict operating procedures to ensure the demolition process is continuously and safely under control. By its very nature, it is a dangerous role, so all operatives are supervised at all times. Typical hazards are numerous and include falling debris, burning steel, cables and hot works, so, as an operative, you must constantly risk-assess surroundings to ensure safety to self and the wider team. During the demolition operative apprenticeship you may be required to work at height, offshore, in confined spaces or in conjunction with other construction operations. Your typical duties will include using hand and power tools to remove internal parts of buildings such as doors, radiators and ceilings; using a range of heating and cutting equipment to burn through different types of metals; and carrying out lifting operations.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Engineering

Entry requirements for the demolition operative apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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