What's involved?

There are many types of resin flooring systems, from 300 micron floor coatings to a 10mm terrazzo.

All systems are mixed and laid where they are needed, which is called "in situ" in both industrial and commercial environments. Resin floor layers have the specialist skills needed to produce the right surface finish to meet specific deadlines.

Skills required

The job is physically demanding so you'll need to be reasonably fit, as well as practical and good with your hands so you can operate the specialist machinery.

You'll need to be co-operative, team-orientated and have good numeracy skills as you will be calculating surface areas and volumes. You also have to be able to read plans, diagrams and information sheets.

Some time may be taken up travelling between different work sites and projects, so a driving licence may be useful.

Qualifications required

There are no formal requirements although Standard Grades in Maths and English may be helpful for the calculations, measurements and theory.

Salary ranges

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

£20,500 - £25,000

Progression routes

Apprentices study towards SVQ Level 2, with on and off the job training.

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)

Take a look at the range of progression opportunities available.

More information is available from the Resin Flooring Association at: www.ferfa.org.uk