Wireless Communications Rigger
As the UK embraces the digital economy, the dependence on wireless communication platforms to handle larger data packages, fast delivery and wider coverage is increasing at a rapid rate.
There are approximately 1,500 –2,000 climbers in the industry with businesses ranging in size from international mobile telecoms companies to smaller regional subcontractors – but more is needed.
As a Wireless Communications Rigger (aka Telecoms Rigger), you’ll install large steel structures on towers and rooftops, adapting the existing structure in the process if necessary.
You’ll be at the forefront of the nationwide roll-out of the 5G network while actively maintaining the existing 2G, 3G and 4G networks. In this role, you’ll install large steel structures on towers and rooftops, adapting the existing structure in the process if necessary.
Top 5 Tasks
- Facilitate the lifting and lowering of equipment for installation and removal
- Install a range of cable types and sizes
- Working comfortably at height and outdoors in a physically-demanding role
- Interpret drawings and plans
- Demonstrate a range of climbing techniques.
Typically, a Wireless Communications Rigger starting out will earn more than £20,000. The average UK salary is £33,500.
Salaries typically range depending on location, employer and overtime.
Am I Suited?
- Problem solver
- Head for heights
There are no specific entry requirements, but GCSEs at 4 (C) or above are useful to have, English and maths.
Your employer will provide sufficient training.