What's involved

A roof sheeter and cladder works on a construction site, or in a public place, and applies roof sheeting and cladding to building structures or roofs.

It is a skilled job that requires specific training. Safety is also very important, as working at heights and dealing with the different materials involved can be dangerous.

Skills required

You'll be working on rooftops so being confident with heights is important. You also need to be good with figures as estimating how much sheeting and cladding is needed is a common part of the job.

A good level of fitness is required, as are good practical skills for using tools and equipment. You'll also be working outside in all weathers and need to follow strict safe working practices.

Qualifications required

There are no formal requirements although it would help to have Maths and English Standard Grades.

Salary ranges

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

£16,000 - £31,000

Progression routes

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)

Find out more about this role from an apprentice's point of view.