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Roofers, Roof Tilers and Slaters

Job holders in this unit group cover roofs and exterior walls with felting, sheeting, slates, tiles and thatch to provide a waterproof surface.


Median Salary

New workers start around £17,071. Normal pay is £24,498 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,812.

Daily Tasks

  • Seals edges of roof with mortar and ensures that joints are watertight.
  • Lays, aligns and secures successive overlapping layers of roofing material.
  • Lays and secures underfelt and covers with hot bitumen or other adhesive compound.
  • Cuts wooden battens, felt and underfelt to required size.
  • Measures roof or exterior wall and calculates required amounts of underfelt, tiles, slates or thatching material.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Science

Related Courses

Roofing Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to wipe the slate clean or get an insight into this in-demand industry, the Level 2 Roofing apprenticeship could be for you.

Length: 24 months (this does not include EPA period)
Study: Full-Time
Start Date: Various
Location: Employer Based

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