Permicoat Ltd is a Preston, Lancashire based national award winning flat roofing contractor who has completed many successful projects throughout the United Kingdom and abroad and has built an extensive client portfolio. The new apprentice will join the team and support on a variety of projects whilst completing their apprenticeship training.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Typically Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, with some occasional weekend work

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Permicoat Ltd, a leading provider of roofing solutions specialising in flat roofing systems for schools, government buildings, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Justice, hospitals, and more, is currently seeking a dedicated and ambitious individual to join our team as an Apprentice Roofer.

  • This exciting role will involve a dynamic split between contributing to our larger contracts and supporting the reactive maintenance division of the company.
  • As we expand our services to include pitched roof systems and tiling, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in both flat and pitched roofing projects.
  • The role requires flexibility, as the candidate will be expected to work nationwide, with occasional overnight stays when projects are located further away.
  • This apprenticeship offers a unique chance to work on diverse and prestigious projects while receiving hands-on training and mentorship from experienced professionals.
  • We are committed to investing in our employees' growth, providing opportunities for further learning, and nurturing a supportive environment where you can develop your skills and build a rewarding career in the roofing industry.

Permicoat Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive training, and a supportive work environment to help you develop your career in the roofing industry.

If you are passionate about roofing and ready for a challenging yet rewarding apprenticeship, we invite you to submit your application and be part of our dedicated team.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will complete the Roofer Apprenticeship Standard, and will complete training both in the workplace and also attand Preston College once per week for class theory and practical delivery.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At Permicoat Ltd, we highly value our employees and are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. Recognising that our team's growth directly contributes to the success of our company, we actively encourage and support further education to help individuals become the best in their respective roles. As part of our dedication to excellence, we provide additional training opportunities through strategic partnerships with leading suppliers in the liquid applied membrane industry. This collaborative approach ensures that our staff receives up-to-date and industry-relevant knowledge and skills. Furthermore, we prioritise safety by offering training programs such as asbestos awareness, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), and PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association), among others. Through these initiatives, Permicoat Ltd is committed to nurturing a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, fostering a dynamic and thriving work environment.


Other roles that this opportunity could lead progression into:


Roofing Foreman/Supervisor:

• Experienced roofers may advance to supervisory or foreman positions, overseeing and coordinating the work of a team of roofers on construction sites.


• Those with strong mathematical and analytical skills may become estimators, responsible for assessing project requirements, estimating material costs, and preparing bids for roofing projects.

Project Manager:

• Advancement into project management is possible for individuals who develop strong organisational and leadership skills. Project managers coordinate various aspects of roofing projects, from planning to completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Need to be comfortable with working at heights

About the employer

Permicoat Ltd is a Preston, Lancashire based national award winning flat roofing contractor who has completed many successful projects throughout the United Kingdom and abroad and has built an extensive client portfolio. Run by a management team with over 45 years combined “Hands-on” experience of contracts both small and large we like to understand our clients needs to advise them on the best suited solution to meet with there requirements whether that be to meet with a specific budget that they have or the longevity of the product that we specify. Permicoat have established an enviable reputation for the quality of its products, installations, the professionalism of its people and the excellence of its customer services and after-sales. We can offer other essential roofing services including roof condition surveys and maintenance works from domestic installations to large scale industrial units by our highly trained roofing technicians.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Amanda Morey


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Candidates will need to go on the Preston College website and complete the online application and go through the full process in order to be considered for the role. This may include completing an initial assessment based on Maths and English grades, and or a short telephone interview with a member of the apprenticeship team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today