Pay for concrete workers varies depending on skills and experience.
Source : Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand; Trade Me Jobs, 2016.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Concrete workers may do some or all of the following :
Specialised concrete workers may also :
Skills and knowledge
Concrete workers need to have :
Concrete workers :
There are no specific entry requirements to become a concrete worker. However, most employers prefer you to :
A heavy vehicle licence can also help you find work.
Apprenticeships available for concrete workers who are employed
If you want to do an apprenticeship, the first step is to find an employer to take you on. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) can help you find an employer.
There are national certificates at Level 3 and 4 in concrete manufacture, production, and construction. You may need to complete the National Certificate in Concrete Core Skills (Level 2) first.
At least Level 1 NCEA in English, technology and maths is useful.
Year 11 and 12 students can learn more about construction and gain relevant skills by doing National Certificates in Building, Construction and Allied Trades (Levels 1 and 2) through the BConstructive programme.
For Year 11 to 13 students, the Gateway programme is a good way to gain industry experience.
Concrete workers need to be :
Useful experience for concrete workers includes :
Concrete workers need to have a good level of fitness and must be strong, with no back problems, as they need to do heavy lifting and climbing.
They also need to be comfortable working at heights.