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Thinking of becoming a roofer?

Awesome! We’ve got the info you need right here.


Roofers love working with their hands, working outdoors and putting things together. If this sounds like a great way to spend your working day, you could have a bright future as a roofer.

Find out more about what roofers do, and where your career can take you.


All roofers start at the beginning – with an apprenticeship. During your apprenticeship you’ll learn the skills you need to become a fully qualified roofer.

Find out more about how your apprenticeship is structured, how long it will take, and how much it will cost

How to get started

Find an employer

The first step is to find a roofer who will take you on as an apprentice, and offer you a job. You’ll need to find an employer before you start your apprenticeship.

Sign up

Once you and your employer are ready to get started, you should give us a call on 0508 SKILLS (754 557). There’s a couple of forms you’ll need to fill out together, so we’ll send these to you. Once we’ve received and processed your documents, a Skills Account Manager will get in touch with you or your employer. They’ll run through an induction so you can kick off your training on the right foot.

From 1 September 2022, ICE (owned by the Skills Consulting Group) and Vertical Horizonz will be arranging training for Roofing apprentices as Skills will no longer be doing this. Once you and your employer are ready to start, please call either:

ICE (Industry Connection for Excellence) on 0508 4ICEXL (0508 442 395)  or Vertical Horizonz on 0800 031 080