Published: Jul 06, 2020
Saltash Carpets are looking for an apprentice to shadow their carpet fitter, initially learning how to prepare rooms before the materials can be fitted. The apprentice will eventually move onto learning all aspects of the flooring fitting industry.
The Apprentice’s Role
As a flooring apprentice, you will learn various aspects of the trade, including:
Helping fitter with preparing materials
Moving furniture and taking off doors where necessary
Uplifting of old materials
Prepping rooms with gripper and underlay, which could include nailing/gluing
Sourcing relevant tools as and when required for the fitter
Cleaning up the area as you go
Shadowing the fitter while they cut materials, stretch carpets, seal joins or spray glue materials down
Working Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. This may vary slightly depending on workload and travel time.
Wages: £166.00 per week, based on 40 hour week.
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.
We are a family run business based in Saltash, the shop has been open for nearly 20 years. With the owner himself being a carpet fitter, who has over 35 years experience in the trade. The shop currently has 2 self employed fitters, an estimator and a shop manager. Our services cover most of Devon & Cornwall.
After the apprenticeship we would potentially aim to take that person on full time.
Knowledge of maths (GCSE or equivalent)
The ability to work well with others
The ability to use own initiative
Basic customer service skills
Attention to detail
Sense of humour
GCSE Maths would be an advantage
The Apprenticeship in Floorcovering will include:
• Level 2 Standard Floorlaying
• Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer.
Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. Learning additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.
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