That's the beauty of it - virtually any direction you want.

You might work for a big company that does everything from project homes to large commercial buildings, or a little guy who specialises in prestige architectural homes.

With experience under your belt, you might even choose to work for yourself - either as a contractor or running your own business employing other roofers.

Regardless, there's a career path you can follow with plenty of interesting sidetracks.

For example, once you finish your apprenticeship you might have your eye on a leading hand position or even foreperson.

There's also plenty of opportunities to get off the tools. Depending on the size of the company you work for, you might have a go at being an estimator or a site supervisor going around from job to job.

Who knows? You could even end up in management as a project manager or business manager.