- On site, Workshop, Hands-on, Team work, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £22,000
- Nation: England & Wales
Floorlayers work on construction sites, or in commercial or domestic areas, and lay floorcoverings 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
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£16,000 - £22,000
After gaining work experience there are opportunities to
progress into occupational work supervision, management or
technical support areas.