Published: Jul 23, 2018
Reeves Carpet and Flooring are looking to expand their business and take on an apprentice to share their knowledge and skills with.
The Apprentice’s Role
In the early days of your flooring career you will be expected to learn the ropes of the business and variety of flooring tasks carried out. The more experienced you are, the more responsibilities and tasks you will pick up.
To start out, the job will consist initially of fetching, carrying and tidying around materials whilst observing the Senior Fitters laying the flooring.
The first skills you will learn will be sub floor preparation to include underlay and grippering which is required for each job. When you have mastered the basic tasks you will start to build on your knowledge of the materials and floorcoverings used and how to fit them. The types of flooring you will be dealing with are; carpets, vinyls, laminate, luxury vinyl tiles and commercial flooring then when you have built up the skills required you will be given more duties which can include measuring up the rooms and speaking to customers about the types of flooring you are fitting.
You will be required to take instruction from the Senior Fitters and work closely with them to gain as much experience and knowledge as possible throughout the early days of your flooring career. You will have one to one support which will give you a head start in the industry.
You will be working in people’s homes mainly so will need to be polite and well mannered, whilst promoting Reeves Carpet and Flooring at all times.
Working Hours: Typically working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You may be required to carry out weekend work depending on the location of the job that you are working on.
Wages: £156.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Reeves Carpet & Flooring has been providing high quality, affordable carpet fitting and general flooring services for Domestic and Commercial clients for over 18 years. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect space for any type of activity or purpose. We cover various types of flooring services and materials, including; Carpet, Vinyl, Altro Safety Flooring, Latexed, Karndean and more.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, the right candidate will have the opportunity to stay with Reeves Carpet and Flooring to further your career, progressing to a Junior Fitter and with time to a more senior role.
You need to be physically fit and able as the Apprenticeship will be strenuous due to carrying heavy materials, as well as have stamina for the job in hand. A good level of communication skills will be required as you will be working in a close knit team and communicating with customers on a daily basis.
It is essential you are able to work in a team and willing to learn. You must listen well to instructions given, be well mannered and polite.
It would be an advantage to role to have a good a maths ability due to the nature of the role.
The Apprenticeship in Floorcovering consists of:
◾Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations
◾Level 2 Diploma in Floorcovering – Textile and Impervious
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding
Attendance is required at our our Skills Group training centre on 1 week block release sessions, every 8 weeks as part of your training course. When you are with us you learn sub-floor preparation, carpet fitting, floor tiling, impervious and vinyl to help develop your hand skills and these sessions are set out over six visits.
We provide your accommodation, food and collection to and from the training centre whilst with us for these weeks. You have the opportunity to carry out tasks using our indispensable high quality materials ensuring when you return to your employer the following week you have improved your hand skills as well as having a greater knowledge of each area of floorlaying.
You will be supported throughout your training by one of our dedicated assessors. As an additional qualification, you will also achieve Emergency First Aid and Certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
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