What's involved

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.

Skills required

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 materials.

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 way.

Qualifications required

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).

Salary ranges

(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and experienced person might expect to get.)

£16,000 - £22,000

Progression routes

After gaining work experience there are opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.