Apprentice Installer Contour Furnishings Ltd

To train alongside the Installation team of the company and learn all aspect of installation, including home offices and bedroom. You will be working in residential settings and dealing with customers on a day to day basis so good communication skills are key. You will gain experience in working with hand tools and different materials.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • You will be working as an Apprentice Furniture Installer and will be working in customer’s homes. A clean and tidy appearance will always be expected from you. Excellent customer skills are required for this role. It is essential to be polite and courteous at all times during installations. Initiative is key to becoming a successful installer and will be expected from you in all tasks that are undertaken.
  • You will be required to ensure all work carried out is done to a high standard and to the best of your ability at all times. It is of great importance that the customers and businesses specifications are met. It is essential that the products installed into the customer’s home be done so to the highest possible quality.

You will be expected to carry out any other reasonable tasks, which may include:

  • Tool management
  • Housekeeping of working areas
  • Stocking of vehicles
  • Assisting deliveries 
  • Any other such work requested by your senior installer

Responsible to: Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Suitable applicants must be prepared to follow instructions whilst learning/training
  • The ideal candidate will be able to drive as the role involves visiting different properties during the day to carry out work
  • You will also have to attend training in Nottingham once a week

Personal qualities

  • Be able to communicate well and work as part of a team
  • Be punctual and work in a professional manner
  • To be able to follow instructions and carry out work to a high standard
  • Only candidates with a positive and enthusiastic approach to the position will be considered
  • This includes being highly motivated to achieve a quality product and service expected by the company

Qualifications required

  • None required

Future prospects

Progression routes for the right candidate may include Advanced Apprenticeship and progression within the company You could find work with building companies, design agencies, kitchen and bathroom manufacturers and retailers. You could also set up your own business. With further training, for example in computer aided design, you could move into planning and installation design. In a larger company you could progress to become a business development manager, area sales coordinator, or project manager leading a team of designers and installers.

About the employer

Contour Furnishings Ltd has been designing and installing quality fitted bedrooms for over 25 years. Our products are manufactured on the premises by experienced cabinet makers and installed by our friendly professional fitters. We manufacture beautiful made to measure fitted bedrooms at a reasonable price with a vast range of door styles to choose from. We supply and fit hinged and sliding doors and cater for all tastes, ages and room sizes.


Contour Furnishings Ltd


Unit 4

Falcon Court

Manners Avenue



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Training provider

  • Apprentice Installers can be involved in all aspects of installation including bedroom installation in homes and businesses as well as shop fitting.If you like the satisfaction of doing practical work and helping to improve homes and businesses, this job could be ideal for you
  • To be an installer, you should have good problem solving skills
  • You’ll need good customer care skills too. You’ll also need to be able to work to tight deadlines
  • As an Apprentice Installer you will be following a comprehensive training programme which offers training in a variety of skills in the manufacture, design and installation of kitchen, bathroom or bedroom furniture
  • Training covers the use of relevant tools and equipment from hand and power tools to a range of machinery and equipment
  • It will also involve planning, organising and preparing components and finally assembling the furniture ready for installation
  • Training programmes have been specially produced to enable you to monitor your own personal development and produce evidence required for you to progress towards achieving a National Vocational Qualification

You will follow route:

  • Furniture Manufacturing Level 2 with a trade occupational area in Installation following Level 2 standards
  • If the Apprentice has already completed Functional Skills at Level 1 (or equivalent) and can provide copies of certificates, they will not be required to complete Functional Skills, but will be given the opportunity to work towards a higher level of Functional Skills if they wish to do so and complete a Level 2 assessment for both subjects

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture > Furniture Manufacturer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd


Webs Training Recruitment Team 0115 967 7771

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017