Overview of the role

Assembling and installing steelworks required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures.

Occupational Profile

The primary role of a steel fixer is to assemble and erect the steel components required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures such as bridges, culverts, docks, industrial plants, power stations, railway stations, reservoirs, sub-ways, water treatment, and sewerage plants. The steel fixer will typically be working as part of larger team on a construction project in which they will have responsibility for positioning, assembling and fixing of different shapes and sizes of steel rebar the correct specification and tolerances. The steel fixer will be able to interpret contract information, drawings and specifications in order to assemble and install the components correctly.


Individuals undertaking this standard will achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations (Construction) (QCF) and the Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Steel Fixing Occupations (Construction) (QCF).

Progression and Professional Recognition

Progression from the Level 2 Apprenticeship could lead to an occupational or site supervisory role within the construction industry.

This standard will deliver sufficient competence, underpinning knowledge and understanding in the identified job role to allow the individual to meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or other industry affiliated schemes.

English and Maths

Individuals without level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and Maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

Standard Review

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

Job role

Construction Steel Fixer


Typically 18 – 24 months