Scaffolder apprenticeship

Provide access solutions or structural support that allows other trades to carry out their roles safely while working at height

Scaffolding offers an exciting, physically demanding and financially rewarding career path. Qualifying as a scaffolder provides opportunities to work in many different sectors across the UK and internationally. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the established trade competency for scaffolding, which will enable you to erect, alter and dismantle a range of scaffolding structures. Scaffolding is a safety-critical trade, so during the scaffolder apprenticeship will train you to be aware of your responsibility to yourself, those you are working with, the end user of the scaffold and others who you may come into contact with while carrying out your role, such as other trades, clients and members of the public.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the scaffolder 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: £30,000 per annum

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