We need new roofing labourers to join our team.

According to Reuters, the UK unemployment hits 48-year low and for the first time on record the number of people out of work was less than the job vacancies available.

Is this why we can’t find new employees in the roofing industry?

Despite increasing our minimum starting wage to £10 an hour, our resent search for Roofing Apprentices, Roofing and Scaffold Labourers and a more Experienced Scaffolder has been unsuccessful.

Whether you blame Brexit or the COVID 19 pandemic, or the disinterestedness of young people in learning a trade in a physically demanding industry, the result is the same…

We have work we can’t deliver because of staff shortages.

We have mused over the fact that people entering work for the first time may prefer a job that’s indoors, offers flexible or part-time hours, is working for a recognised brand or maybe there simply aren’t enough people currently seeking employment.

Working in the roofing or construction trade is hard work, we understand this, having been in the roofing trade for over 30 years. Working with your hands, up high and in all weathers doesn’t appeal to everyone. But we know there are people out there who are suited to this type of work and thrive in this industry.

A senior craftsman could earn more than £60k per annum if they put in the hours. Getting into a trade such as roofing can give you a skill set for life, the opportunity to progress within our company or the chance to set up your own business in the future.

This proves that roofing can be a career for life!

Why work for us

We value our team members, so we offer a starting wage of £10 per hour, guaranteed 40 hours minimum pay per week, with overtime paid at time and a quarter. We offer on-the-job-training, and the opportunity to gain an NVQ Level Two qualification in Roofing, paid for by us.

If you show aptitude for roofing, are keen to learn new skills, enjoy working outdoors, aren’t afraid of heights and like being a part of an experienced and lively team, then roofing could be the career for you. Alternatively, our sister company SAM Scaffold, is seeking scaffolders.

We are currently seeking the following roles, click on the job title for a full job description:

The work carried out can be anywhere in the South West of England, working hours are from 7am to 4pm at the earliest. Minimum 40 hours a week, some gangs will work over 50 hours a week when required.

Benefits include 20 days paid holiday and 8 paid bank holiday per annum, over-time pay, company pension and training. We provide full health and safety training with annual refreshers. 

To apply for the roofing positions, please email us on info@westcountrytiling.com

To apply for the Scaffolding positions, please email us on sales@samscaffold.co.uk

Include your name, phone number, age, location, and any relevant experience and qualifications, and we will call you back for an initial chat.