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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.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 14,652
£ 24,161
£ 33,637

Available jobs

In the past year there were 19,687 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Roofing

  • Construction

  • Rain Gutters

  • Tiling

  • Public Liability

  • Flat Roofing

  • Cladding (Construction)

  • Carpentry

  • Invoicing

  • Soffit

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Willingness To Learn

  • First Aid

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.