- On site, Hands-on, Team work, Heights, Building
- Salary Range: £16,000 - £31,000
- Nation: England & Wales
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.
It is a skilled job that requires specific training and working
safely is very important too, as working at heights can be
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
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C (Applications from
students with the Foundation or Intermediate Welsh Baccalaureate
are also welcomed).
(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:
- 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.