- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
- Nation: Scotland
Roof slaters and tilers work on a construction site or in commercial or domestic areas. They apply slates or tiles to roofs on new buildings, or repair roofs on older properties.
Roof slaters and tilers create a waterproof covering for a
building by applying individual slates or tiles to a basic timber
framework, such as the roof of a house. They also apply cement
render finishes to buildings (sometimes known as roughcasting).
It is a skilled job that requires specific training and working
safely is very important too.
As with all roofing jobs, being confident at heights is
essential. You'll also need to be technically minded and
comfortable reading plans, diagrams and instructions, so a good
background in Maths is important.
A good level of fitness is required and good practical skills
are needed for using tools and equipment. You'll be working out in
all weathers and you will need to follow strict safe working
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 - £31,000
Roofing Occupations has a wide range of opportunities that
apprentices can be involved within a structured career path, such
as new builds and refurbishments.
This apprenticeship will enable progression to:
- PDA Construction Crafts (SCQF Level 7)
If you then decide to progress into supervisory, design or
management roles there are opportunities to study for:
- Technical, supervisory and management SVQ qualifications
(SCQF Levels 8,9,11)
- 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)