Apprentice Roof Slater and Tiler, Waterproof Membranes Installer, Roof Sheeter and Cladder SPV SPECIAL PROJECTS LIMITED

(6 Months - Pre-Apprenticeship) Highfields Level 1 Introduction to Construction. Additional certificates: Asbestos Awareness / Fire Warden / Working at heights / Manual Handling / Cut off saw / CSCS. (18 - 24 months) Level 2 Roofer Apprenticeship programme Roof Slater and Tiler, Waterproof Membranes Installer, Roof Sheeter and Cladder.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday 8.00am - 4.00pm - (1/2 hour lunch), Tuesday 8.00am - 4.00pm - (1/2 hour lunch), Wednesday 8.00am - 4.00pm - (1/2 hour lunch), Thursday 8.00am - 12.00pm - (1/2 hour lunch), Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm and Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2025

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day-to-day the trainee roofer will be carry out the following tasks: 

  • Remove or repair broken tiles or slates - stripping
  • Check the condition of roofs
  • Reasure the roof area to work out how much material is needed
    fit insulation
  • Cut and fit roofing felt
  • Cover roofs with slates, tiles, sheets or cladding
  • Apply waterproof membranes to flat roofs
  • Fit plastic or lead 'flashings' around chimneys, windows and walls
  • Seal roof joints with mortar

Working environment:

You could work on a construction site, at a client's business or at a client's home. Your working environment may be at height, dirty and outdoors in all weathers. You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.

Key learning / skills / general overview of expectations:

  • Working safely and being aware of key health, safety and welfare issues on site
  • Planning and carrying out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed
  • Moving, handling and storing resources, complying with relevant legislation and guidance
  • Interpreting and following verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
  • Selecting the required materials and resources to carry out the work
  • Setting up, checking and operating plant and/or equipment
  • Installing related materials and components to a given specification
  • Using, maintaining and storing hand tools, power tools and associated equipment
  • Accessing, interpreting and using drawings and specifications to carry out work

The training you will be getting

  • Highfields Level 1 - Introduction to Construction​

Additional certificates: ​

  • Asbestos awareness​
  • Fire warden ​
  • Working at heights​
  • Manual handling ​
  • Cut off saw​
  • CSCS (Red)​

Functional Skills / GCSE:

  • Maths 
  • English

​Level 2 - Roofing Apprenticeship in one of the following disciplines:

  • Slate and tiles
  • Sheeting and cladding
  • Waterproof membranes

Qualifications are not mandatory for this standard, however, apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking their end point assessment. 

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirements are Entry Level 3, and the British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for apprentices for whom this is their primary language.

Delivery method and location of all training to be confirmed.

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. 

Apprentices may progress to supervision and management appointments in roofing organisations.

Standard Review:

This standard will be reviewed three years after its implementation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


Other Maths & English - Working towards (Grade 4 above or Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

The three roofing disciplines: Slate & tiles Waterproof membranes Sheeting & cladding Option 1: Roof Slater and Tiler Knowledge Requirements On completion of this apprenticeship, slaters and tilers will have knowledge of: • The principles of slating and tiling and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as, setting out roofs, installing insulation, underlay and other background materials, installing main roof coverings, fixings, fittings and components, ventilation and dry fix systems, roof windows, mixing and applying mortar and installing pre-formed lead and/or proprietary flashings • How to use key dimensions relating to batten gauges and minimum and maximum head lap • Reclaim slates, tiles and fittings for re-use • How to check areas to be covered, including correct installation of cavity trays, fascia board height, barge boards, hip and valley construction, penetrations, and masonry • How to requisition slating and tiling materials, such as tiles, slates, underlay, battens, fixings and related materials, fittings and components Option 2: Waterproof Membranes Installer Knowledge Requirements On completion of this apprenticeship, waterproof membranes installers will have knowledge of: • The principles of membrane waterproofing systems and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as, preparing surfaces, installing insulation, installing background materials, installing main roof coverings to include bitumen membranes, single ply and liquid applied systems, fixings, fittings and components, roof windows and lights • How to requisition membrane waterproofing materials, such as bitumen membranes, single-ply, liquid applied systems and related materials, fittings and components • The differences between and the characteristics of warm, cold and inverted (waterproofing layer as the base) roofs Option 3: Roof Sheeter and Cladder Knowledge Requirements On completion of this apprenticeship, sheeters and cladders will have knowledge of: • 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 roof coverings 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

About the employer

Recognised as market leaders in the sector, our expertise, in-depth knowledge, and exceptional standard of work are qualities that bring us high levels of repeat business and personal recommendations. The team handles small to large-scale projects nationwide and has a proven track record in the healthcare, educational, industrial, commercial and retail sectors, where we have established ourselves as the chosen partners of the likes of the NHS, Co-Op and Jones Lang Lasalle. Our large fleet of vehicles, plant and in-house scaffold service ensure that we can handle all the tasks and requirements of our contracts. We are also members of the NFRC, Competent Roofer, Constructionline, Chas, British Safety council and Rospa as well as being fully committed to CSCS and active members of the Institute of Roofing. SPV’s specialist team cover a range of roofing focused services, including: Built up felt roofing Mastic Asphalt Metal roofing Cladding Slating and tiling Liquid roofing Drone surveys








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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


Louise Downey

01922 745738

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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