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Wall and Floor Tiler

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A wall and floor tiler covers walls and floors, indoors – for example bathrooms and kitchens, as well as commercial and leisure premises. Materials include marble, granite, stone, glass, ceramic and plastic.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of September 2017 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £165.75
Year 2 – £224.25
Year 3 – £292.50
Year 4 – £364.65.

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.

A newly qualified wall and floor tiler can earn around £12.00 to £15.00 an hour. Experienced wall and floor tilers can around £25 an hour or more. You can earn extra through overtime, bonuses and shift allowances.

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Getting In

There are vacancies with wall and floor tiling contractors and in small tiling firms, some of which do specialist artistic work. There are occasional vacancies with large building contractors.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1256
0.2 %
RISE
2023
1259
  United Kingdom
2018
14483
2.8 %
RISE
2023
14883

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Training during a Modern Apprenticeship is mainly on the job with off the job training at college or training centre, you would work towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction) at SCQF Level 6 and a PDA in Wall and Floor Tiling at SCQF Level 6.

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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