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.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am -5pm. Some overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

Desired skills

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.

Personal qualities

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.

Qualifications required

A willingness to succeed in learning a trade is more important than qualifications. However good Maths and English skills are required for the position.

Future prospects

After successful completion of the level 2 qualification, you will have the opportunity to gain full-time employment with the company.

About the employer

At Bodmin Flooring Centre they pride themselves on the very high standard of service. As Cornwall’s premier flooring company it is essential for them to maintain this quality of service at all times and provide each customer with an enjoyable, informative and stress free experience from initial enquiry to completed installation. Bodmin Flooring was established by Colin Woolley in 1985. Throughout its 30+ years of trading the company has evolved and now employs over 20 members of staff, Colin has also been joined by his son Dave. They can proudly boast 10 teams of fully qualified, experienced fitters who hold CSCS cards and have been CRB checked, along with a friendly knowledgeable sales team second to none. They provide a complete service offering a vast selection of flooring with products to suit every price range, from Carpets, Vinyl, LVT (Amtico and Karndean), Engineered Woods, Laminates and Natural Floor coverings.


Bodmin Flooring Centre & Carpetworld Limited


Dunmere Road


PL31 2QN

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Training provider

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.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider

Skills Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills to Group Ltd


01752 332442

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017