Discover the career of a Rigger Erector with 9 years working experience in the construction industry

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What industry do you work in and what exactly are your skills?

I work in the Rigging/ Erecting industries and work with crane all lifting equipment, Heavy lift, offshore work, petrol chemical plants, power stations, and new builds.

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

My father and grandfather werein the industry and due to their evident passion I followed them in my career choice. I am also just as passionate about my work and industry.

What qualifications and experience did you have to gain In order to establish yourself and therefore become a professional within your industry?

  1. Ace card level 3 NVQ 100/3329/4 constructing capital plant steel structures (Erecting)
  2. Ace card level 3 NVQ 501/0493/7 Moving engineering construction loads
  3. Management of lifting Operations (appointed person) Number BS7121
  4. Electric overhead crane certificate number:  2849

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

The most challenging aspect to date was when I was working in QATAR – I was responsible for 50 riggers who were not quailed to work on their own and I had to train them all at the same time to make sure that the site was running smoothly, while running 7 tower cranes, 2 mobile cranes, two fork-lifts and two hijabs.

How do you manage and overcome these challenges?

I organised a training programme which brought a third party in, while I was doing assessment for the riggers and daily training with the supervisors.

What has been the highlight of your career?

I would say the highest light is trying in help people better themselves and learn the correct way of the industry. I too learn new things about this line of work everyday.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

My estimate would be around £15000 a year.

What can this person expect to earn after 10 years of experience?

After 10 years  a rough guide would be in the UK £55000.

Who is your role model and why?

May farther because he has been so dedicated to the industry and his family.

What motivates you to work this hard?

My family  as I want to be able to provide for them.

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