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Wall and Floor Tiler

Tiler using a trowel to coat tile backings with cement

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:

As of June 2023 the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) recommends the following rates for a 4-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)
Year 3 – £396.38 (£10.16 an hour)
Year 4 – £396.38 (£10.16 an hour) (without SCQF Level 6)
Year 4 – £419.27 (£10.75 an hour) (with SCQF Level 6).

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 £16.00 an hour. Experienced wall and floor tilers can earn 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

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
980
5.2 %
RISE
2029
1031
  United Kingdom
2024
17736
5.8 %
RISE
2029
18767

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see list of organisations below:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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