With a growing portfolio of exciting projects across London and the South East, and a business that is going from strength to strength, Tiletec can offer you fantastic career opportunity and genuine job satisfaction.
Our apprenticeship programme is designed to give your career the best possible start. Over the last 20 years, Tiletec have trained in excess of 30 apprentices, the vast majority of whom have progressed to become employed members of the tiling team. A fully trained tiler may expect to earn a significant wage although the salary calculation depends upon three criteria: the quality of work, the level of experience and square metres tiled.
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship with us, please complete our Apprenticeship Application Form.
“I joined Tiletec as an apprentice at 16 and have now finished my 4 year apprenticeship. Having decided that I wanted to learn a trade the position with Tiletec was the one that stood out to be the most professional. With Tiletec I have the opportunity to further my career and can genuinely work towards positions such as Supervisor or Project Manager. In terms of the apprenticeship, we have very little paperwork to complete; so most of the time we are hands on and I enjoy working in the environment with the other tilers. I liked going to college, with most of the work also being hands on. Upon receiving my NVQ L2 in Wall and Floor Tiling I was really proud of my achievement and to see my name go on the Apprentice Wall in our Head Office.I really enjoyed the job we completed last year for McLaren at Southampton Row, a luxury hotel in London undergoing refurbishment. It was here that I was given my own rooms to tile for the first time. Watching the project progress and using the skills I had learnt was brilliant. It makes me proud that the people get to use a facility that I have contributed towards and hope that one day I will go back and use the facilities myself.”
- 16yr old to 20yr old – Apprenticeship – including 2years doing day release at college.
- 20yr old to 21yr old – Tiler – A fully fledged tiler working on my own spaces, I love knowing I have created something.
- 21yr and onwards – I have completed my SSSTS Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme and am now working towards becoming a Supervisor.
I have worked hard and can see that I am truly progressing. I hope one day to be running sites on my own, which is a long way from a 16yr old starting out as a apprentice.”
Interview with Tiler – Jake
Interview with Tiler – Denis
“I completed my 4 year apprenticeship with Ron Osborne, our current MD’s father in 1990, which back then was a YTS scheme. I have stayed with the family business ever since. Tiletec look after us really well and we’re always busy! I’m now training apprentices myself, currently looking after 3, who are in different stages of their qualification. Apprenticeships aren’t too different to what they were then in practical terms, but one thing that has changed is the Health and Safety. Back then, we just got on with the job, but now the safety aspect of the job is part of the apprenticeship training. I enjoy getting stuck into the challenging projects like leisure centres and especially swimming pools where there could be up to 30 different types of tiles to be installed. It keeps the brain ticking as there are always lots of different calculations and measurements to work out.”