Roofer apprenticeship

Working at height on roofs for buildings of all shapes and sizes

A roofer installs a range of roofing materials and products, at height. During the roofer apprenticeship, you’ll learn to interpret drawings and measure and calculate the required amount of materials to carry out a job, which could involve anything from repairing a single tile or slate on a domestic property, to re-roofing public buildings such as schools, working on new build housing projects, or installing the roof on a large commercial building. Roofers can be on site from a few hours to a few weeks, so this apprenticeship would suit you if you would like to move workplaces on a regular basis. Three options are available for this apprenticeship, so you can specialise in roof slating and tiling, waterproof membrane installation, or roof sheeting and cladding.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the roofer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000

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