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Job Description

Wall and floor tilers will fit tiles for different areas which could include home bathrooms or kitchens as well as rooms in restaurants, shops and hotels.  You could also be involved in commercial work such as swimming pools and mosaics. Materials used could include ceramic, stone, glass, plastic, marble and granite.

Entry Requirements

You can get into this job through:


You can get into this career through a wall and floor tiling intermediate apprenticeship.

You'll usually need some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship.

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You may be able to start as a site labourer and do further training on the job to qualify as a tiler.

More Information

You'll need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent to train and work on a construction site

The CITB and Go Construct have more information about careers in construction.

Career Path and Progression

With experience and extra training, you could become a site supervisor, clerk of works or contract manager.
You could also work as a trainer and assessor on tiling courses or set up your own business.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Carpet fitter and floor layer
  • Ceiling fixer
  • Dry liner
  • Kitchen and bathroom fitter
  • Painter and decorator

Required Skills

  • good practical skills
  • to show attention to detail
  • maths skills for calculating quantities required
  • the ability to follow design plans
  • creative flair

Salary Range

£17,000 to £38,000

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