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Other skilled trades n.e.c.

£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£28,600 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


Workers in this unit group engrave jewellery and stoneware, make artificial hairpieces, charge fireworks and munitions with explosive material, make lampshades, wickerwork, toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers, other fancy goods, make patterns for moulds for metal castings, make and tune musical instruments, craft precious metals and stones, and perform other hand craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 544: Other Skilled Trades.

Main Tasks

  • Uses hand or machine tools to engrave letters, patterns and other designs on jewellery and stoneware;
  • Constructs and covers wire frames for lampshades;
  • Makes wigs, beards and other artificial hairpieces from human hair or synthetic materials;
  • Interweaves canes of willow, withy, bamboo, rattan or similar material to make baskets and other pieces of wickerwork;
  • Charges fireworks, cartridges and other munitions with explosive material;
  • Makes childrens toys, dolls, models, candles, artificial flowers and other fancy goods;
  • Makes, maintains and adapts surgical and orthopaedic appliances;
  • Makes patterns for moulds, fits metal castings, pours plaster, fills plaster mould with resin and smoothes surface;
  • Makes musical instruments, makes and assembles parts for musical instruments, and tunes to improve pitch, tone and volume;
  • Makes and repairs jewellery and decorative precious metal ware, sets, cuts and polishes gemstones and makes master patterns for articles of jewellery.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically via apprenticeship or through specialised courses. NVQs/SVQs are available in some areas.

What Other skilled trades n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Other skilled trades n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G1) Mathematics2
(W2) Design studies16
(W7) Crafts2
(B3) Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being2
(C1) Biology2
(W1) Fine art6
(H4) Aerospace engineering2
(W3) Music7
(W6) Cinematics & photography5
(Q3) English studies3
(L2) Politics2
(K1) Architecture3
(J5) Materials technology not otherwise specified2
(H2) Civil engineering2
(B7) Nursing2
(J3) Ceramics & glass2
(W4) Drama18
(M2) Law by topic2
(J9) Others in technology7
(X1) Training teachers2
(N4) Accounting3
(C6) Sport & exercise science7
(N2) Management studies2
(Q8) Classical studies2
(L6) Anthropology2
(I1) Computer science2

UK Prospects

40200 Workforce Size
8.33% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
7754 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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