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.
There are no set entry requirements for this job but experience in working on a building site may be an advantage. You may be able to get into this career through an apprenticeship scheme with a building firm or starting as a tiler's assistant.
You may also require a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on specific sites, though employers may be able to help you get one if they take you on.
- good practical skills
- to show attention to detail
- maths skills for calculating quantities required
- the ability to follow design plans
- creative flair
£17,000 to £38,000