Apprentice Roof Sheet & Cladding CoTrain

Applicants from the Portsmouth area will be considered for a full roofing apprenticeship specialising in Roof Sheet and Cladding. This is a full time position working on large commercial projects. If you enjoy working outside and you are not afraid of heights this could be the stepping stone to a good career in construction.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,707.84 to £21,131.76

    Salary is paid monthly upon the submission of weekly timesheets. A travel bursary of up to a maximum of £25 per week can also be claimed and paid weekly.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    This apprenticeship is based on a 39 hour week. Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm. The apprentice must be prepared to stay away on block release for week blocks in Walsall.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The principles of sheeting and cladding and how they are applied in routine tasks, to include:

  • Assessing structures, removal of existing materials, installing insulation, installing main roofcoverings to include composite, standing seam, secret fix, single-skin, fibre cement, and built up systems, flashings, fixings, fittings and components, ventilation systems and roof lights
  • Asbestos awareness 
  • How to requisition sheeting and cladding materials

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working to achieve the new Roofing Standard ST0270 at level 2. 80% of the training will take place on various construction sites working with qualified trades people
  • The other 20% will be off the job training based on weekly blocks at Juniper training college. (accommodation, breakfast and evening meals provided). You will also undertake training for working at heights, power tools and the correct use of mecahnical access equipment such as Cherry Pickers

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of this standard, apprentices will be eligible for employment in the roofing industry as a craft operative / tradesperson
  • Apprentices may progress to supervision and management appointments in roofing organisations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn, Reliable and punctual


GCSE or equivalent English Language and Mathematics (Grade All at Grade C or 4 and above.) Desired

Things to consider

Working at heights, manual lifting of metal sheeting. Working 95% of the time outdoors. Be able to work as part of a team and independently. Ability to measure accurately and become competent in the use of various hand and power tools. Neatness and quality of finish important as your work will form the visible part of the building.

About the employer

CoTrain is a program under SECBE . As a shared apprenticeship scheme and a Flexible Job Apprenticeship Agency partly funded by CITB to provide a route into industry for anyone wishing to complete an apprenticeship. We employ and mentor the apprentice and place them with our construction partners and colleges to gain the correct experience & skills to complete their qualifications.







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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

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

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