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Roofer

Roofer laying out tiles on a roof

A roofer works with waterproof coverings, insulation materials, slates and tiles to build and repair sloping roofs.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

As of June 2023 the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) recommends the following rates for a 2-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £237.46 (£6.09 an hour)
Year 2 – £316.02 (£8.10 an hour).

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

With experience and skills this can rise to between £12 and £22 an hour. You can earn extra through overtime and shift allowances.

Conditions

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Getting In

Look for jobs with building contractors or roofing contractors.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
2834
2.5 %
RISE
2029
2906
  United Kingdom
2024
20663
4.1 %
RISE
2029
21507

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the organisations listed below:

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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