Apprentice Roofer MEARS GROUP PLC

Mears can offer you a great foundation to your future career and beyond. All our apprentices are paid above minimum wage and you'll be given the chance to work alongside our talented workforce. As a roofer you will learn about all the different products and understand how to manage a job depending on the materials you are using. Installing slate and tile roof coverings, repairing single tile or slates.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is dependent on age.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Interpreting drawings and diagrams, as well as measuring and calculating the required amount of materials
  • Learning about different products, materials, tools and techniques used for roofing 
  • Installing slate and tile roof coverings, repairing single tile or slates and installing waterproofing systems and related products to flat roofs to ensure that they are watertight

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The NVQ L2 Roofer apprenticeship programme takes 24 months to complete
  • At the end of your apprenticeship, you must achieve your TRADES test. Upon passing this test you will earn the status of roofer

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

With experience, you could become a roofing surveyor or consultant, estimating costs, dealing with contracts and working with architects.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Roles in roofing are physical in nature and will involve lifting and moving of equipment, working at height and will involve working inside and outside.

About the employer

Mears is one of the UK’s leading housing solutions providers to both the public and private sector. With more than 5,500 employees, we work with clients to help develop, fund and implement innovative housing solutions - we are the largest provider of repairs and maintenance, and regeneration services across the UK. We are a highly responsible partner, who is committed to; delivering the highest levels of customer service, keeping our promises, creating a great place to work, and tackling issues that matter to people and communities. Why work for us? • At Mears there are lots of opportunities to grow your career wherever you live in the UK - we work across repairs & maintenance, housing management, Care, Facilities Management and have dedicated business support functions • We are a Sunday Times Best Big Company to work for




Mears Ltd

The Boulevard


RH10 1UZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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