- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £22,000
- Nation: Scotland
Floorlayers work on a construction site, or in a commercial or domestic area, laying floorcovering to exact measurements.
There are hundreds of different types of flooring; from
linoleum, carpets and wood, to plastic or slate tiles.
As a floorlayer, you would be responsible for finding the right
material for the job and then preparing the background surface,
cutting the material to fit exactly and laying it in place.
This is an indoor-only role which can also include working late
into the night to get the job done. The job is physically
demanding, so you need to be able to spend much of your time
kneeling down as well as lifting and carrying heavy flooring
You'll also need a head for figures to ensure that you not only
cut flooring to the right size but also in the most economical
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
Maths and English Standard Grades.
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£16,000 - £22,000
If you decide to progress into supervisory, design or management
roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 6 to11)
- HNC Construction or a number of other built environment HNC/HND
qualifications (SCQF Levels 7 or 8)
- Degree level qualifications in a number of construction
disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12)