Job Description

Thatcher's use traditional crafts and skills to maintain and replace thatched roofs on houses and other buildings.

Entry Requirements

The most common way to get into thatching is to train with an experienced thatcher.

There are no set entry requirements for this role but some experience in related jobs such as reed cutting may be useful. Enthusiasm and your practical skills will be as important as any qualifications though employers might ask for some standard GCSEs or equivalent.

If you’re 16, 17 or 18 then you could access this role via a young heritage apprenticeship. (Prince's Foundation)

Required Skills

  • a good head for heights
  • willingness to work outdoors in all weathers
  • strong practical skills
  • a good level of physical fitness
  • determination and commitment.

Starting Salary

£13,000 to £26,000

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