What's involved

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.

It is a skilled job that requires specific training and working safely is very important too, as working at heights can be dangerous.

Skills required

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 practices.

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 - £31,000

Progression routes

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:

  • Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Roofing Occupations

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