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Building Technician

Building Technician

Become a Building Technician

Building Technicians assist with essential building tasks such as building plans and designs, budget management, assessing building project progression and monitoring the quality of supplies.

  • IT skills
  • People skills
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Organisation
  • Attention to detail

There are a number of ways you can become building technician, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or Civil Engineering; or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Built Environment Design or Civil Engineering.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering or Surveying etc.


Starting salaries are usually between £19,000 and £22,000. With experience this could rise to £25,000 to £30,000.

Senior, chartered or master building technicians can earn in the region of £30,000 - £40,000

Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.