Sales Assistant Apprentice United Carpets Woodfloor &Beds

United Carpets are looking for a well mannered individual to join their team. You will be working alongside others as a Sales Assistant, so having good communication skills is very important. United Carpets are a brilliant company to work for, having many positive reviews and selling a range of stock, it is an opportunity not to be missed.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2018

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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2018

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Job Description:

You will be expected to help customers choose between the company’s array of goods and services, process payments and maintain a high level of customer service. You will work in a fast-paced sector where you will be at the front line helping customers directly. You will be:

  • Advising & serving customers.
  • Processing payments.
  • Assisting customers in order to help them find what they need.
  • Ensuring stock levels are well maintained.
  • Providing customers with information on pricing and product availability.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good Communication Skills
  • Positive and Helpful Attitude
  • Polite and Respectful

Personal qualities

  • Speak Clearly
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • Customer Service Experience

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English is desired but not essential. 

Future prospects

To work your way up in the company and hopefully when the company expands to become a manager in another store.

About the employer

United Carpets was incorporated and registered in England and Wales on 1 December 2004 as a public limited company. They are the second largest chain of specialist retail carpet and floor covering stores in the U.K. Unlike many of its competitors, the business is basedon a franchise model. The business commenced trading in 1997 and in 1998 the first franchised store was created. At 30 September 2016 the Group had a total of 59 stores of which 51 are operated by franchisees.


United Carpets Woodfloor &Beds


Victoria Road



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Training provider

You will be working alongside the employer and colleagues as well as your assessor for the apprenticeship.

You will be working on:

  • Communication Skills
  • Manners
  • Confidence
  • Attitude
  • Sales Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Customer Service

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Stepping Stones


Stepping Stones Education and Training Ltd 01782478378

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2018