Flooring Apprenticeship Bodmin Flooring Centre & Carpetworld Limited
BFC Carpet World Ltd are looking to take on an apprentice to join their busy team in Bodmin.
Closing date: 09 Oct 2017
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
16 Oct 2017
07 Jul 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The successful candidate will be learning directly from their employer to gain their experience in the trade. You will receive one-to-one support to ensure you progress in the early stages of your flooring career. You will be expected to arrive, on time, to work every day with a willingness to learn and be eager to try new things.
Part of what you do will involve work in peoples’ houses so honesty and good communication skills are a must as you represent the company at all times.
The apprentice will learn all aspects of installation of new flooring, carpets, cushion floor vinyl, vinyl tiles and preparation of sub-floors.
Adherence to health and safety in the workplace is required at all times as well as ensuring all work is cleared each day and tools are in their rightful place.
Requirements and prospects
You need to show a keen interest in the flooring sector and be hardworking with an ability to work on your own initiative.
The role is physically demanding at times so a good level of fitness is required. Good practical skills and an enjoyment of learning will put you in a position to excel in flooring.
If you are well mannered and presentable and have good communication skills when dealing with customers then this will serve you well in this sector.
You should have a keen attention to detail and be physically fit to undertake much of the role.
Honesty and good personal skills with a friendly, outgoing nature is important for this position.
A willingness to succeed in learning a trade is more important than qualifications. However good Maths and English skills are required for the position.
About the employer
Bodmin Flooring Centre & Carpetworld Limited
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 Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd
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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017