Green – a card generally given to labourers. One of the key requirements being that you need to health and safety in a construction environment qualification.
Blue – a card you can expect to be given if you’re classed as a ‘Skilled Worker’. To gain one of these cards you will have needed a qualification at the equivalent of level 2.
Gold / Advanced Craft – when you’re a skilled worker but you have the equivalent to a level 3 qualification.
Gold / Supervisor – as the name suggests having a gold CSCS card allows opens the door for you to apply for a range of supervisory positions.
Now, let’s take a look at how much you can expect to earn if you have a green CSCS card that is typically ideal for labouring positions. It is also seen as the first step on the ladder towards your progression in a career within the construction industry. Now as you may be aware labouring can involve many different types of jobs however the set working wage on average for labourers tends to be up to £100 a day. Of course, this can vary depending upon your experience and the hours you’re going to be working.
Now let’s have a look at the blue CSCS card, that you would need if you’re a ‘skilled work’. A typical role that might fall under this would be an electrician. Where again the salary can vary depending upon your expertise and employer however generally it falls within the range of £20,000 to £22,000 per annum.
Now moving onto the Gold/Supervisor card, this is where the salary can range from £30,000 upwards all depending again upon your experience, the position and size of your workforce. And usually requires more qualifications on top of your CSCS card.
Getting your CSCS card however is the first step before getting yourself into any of these careers. If you want to know more about what roles are open to you once you get your card. How to get your card and how our course can help you, get in touch with a member of our team.
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