Smith and Sons Carpets Ltd

Smith and Sons Carpets Ltd

£200.00 per week

Exeter and Surrounding areas

Flooring Apprentice
Published: Aug 05, 2019
Ref: SS587JC

Smith and Sons Carpets Ltd are looking to expand their business and take on an apprentice to share their knowledge and skills with.

The Apprentice’s Role

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 Smith and Sons Carpets Ltd at all times.

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week.

Wages: Wages will be £200 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any additional hours worked over the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage.

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 apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442

We are a family owned and run independent carpet and flooring specialist based on Marsh Barton in Exeter

Established in 1986 we have been in business for over 30 years and take great pride in providing a top quality experience for all our customers.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, the right candidate will have the opportunity to stay with Smith and Sons Carpets Ltd to further your career, progressing to a Junior Fitter and with time to a more senior role.

Skills Required

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.

Personal Qualities

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.

Prior Qualifications

It will be an advantage to have a good a maths and English ability due to the nature of the role.

The Apprenticeship in Floorcovering will include:

• 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

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.