The Exeter Carpet Company

The Exeter Carpet Company

£156.00 per week

Exeter and Surrounding areas

Flooring Apprentice
Published: Aug 08, 2019
Ref: EC646JC

The Exeter Carpet Company are looking to increase their current team and invest in the right candidate through the apprenticeship.

The Apprentice’s Role

The office is based in Exeter. Applicants are welcome from all areas however you must be able to get to Plymouth each day.

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 The Exeter Carpet Company & Flooring at all times.

Working Hours: The working week is Monday to Friday. There are occasions when overtime will be available during busy periods and some earlier starts or later finishes will also happen from time to time as you work to schedules to finish jobs on time.

Wages: Wages will be £156 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

The Exeter Carpet Company was established in 1989. It is a family-owned business run by Trevor and Karen Roberts.

With many years of flooring retail and customer care between them, you can be sure of receiving a warm and friendly welcome when shopping at the store. Trevor and Karen have spent many years in the industry, so you can expect a pleasant and confident shopping experience.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, the right candidate will have the opportunity to stay with The Exeter Carpet Company 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.

It would also be an advantage to role to have a good a maths ability due to the nature of the role.

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.