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Tips for starting or progressing your scaffolding career in 2021

29th January 2021

Many people have grappled with their career in 2020; the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a change in the way that many people do their work to accommodate restrictions. Many have made a simple transition to home-working, but of course that’s not possible where work requires attendance at a particular site – scaffolding being a very good example!

The change that the UK has gone through in the past 10 months or so has inspired many to think about the future of their career, whether they are in the right job or want to progress within their current role.

Of course, we are biased, but scaffolding is known for the amazing opportunities it provides. Not only is it highly in-demand and believed to be one of the top five skills shortages in the UK, a career in scaffolding offers amazing career progression, fantastic benefits and the chance to work globally. If you have ever read our Meet the Team articles, you can see for yourself some of the once-in-a-lifetime projects our team members have been lucky enough to work on – it’s easy to see why scaffolding is such a desirable career to become a part of!

scaffolding career progression tips

If you are thinking about a career change or want to progress your existing scaffolding career, take a look through some of our key points on achieving this:

The right training

If you are looking to get your start in scaffolding, training is essential. The CISRS COTS course, CISRS Part One and Part Two Scaffolder courses, as well as scaffolding apprenticeships offer those crucial first steps and qualifications into this thriving industry.

Working to best practice industry standards is critical in maintaining a safe working environment for everyone working in the industry, and therefore, ongoing training and CPD will form part of your career as you refresh your knowledge and gain insight into the latest industry developments. Those looking to progress their scaffolding career into supervision, management,  or training will finds many courses available to help them achieve this.

The right training provider

Your scaffolding training provider (choose Simian!)  will guide you through which courses you should attend to achieve your career goals and this is a fundamental element of all of the courses we deliver.

The right approach

As you would imagine, scaffolding is a physically demanding role and is something you must continually commit 100% to due to the nature of the work being carried out. With standards, equipment and techniques regularly changing and improving, a commitment to consistently attending training courses to increase and refresh your knowledge, as well a dedication to maintaining those essential team work skills are crucial to making your career a success.

Ready to take that next big step in your career? Get in touch with the Simian training team today to find out more about our courses and book your place for 2021.