Flooring Apprentice Alan's Carpets of Loughborough Ltd

Alan’s Carpets, Loughborough is searching for an enthusiastic floor laying apprentice.

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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

    Exact hours to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Alan’s Carpets, Loughborough is searching for an enthusiastic floor laying apprentice. The apprenticeship will be a two year programme involving a monthly day release programme in Doncaster.

Core activities will include;

  • Measuring and material estimating
  • Utilising material to minimise waste
  • Clearing the work area so that the work area is free, this frequently includes the removal and re hanging of doors
  • Removing old flooring
  • Cleaning, levelling and sealing
  • Hluing, nailing floor coverings into place
  • Stretching carpet over gripper rods, taping / heat-sealing
  • Spraying, waxing offering the floor a protective coating

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Good maths to allow for correct measuring, costing
  • Good concentration
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Good listener

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeper
  • Able to adapt to different people
  • Positive
  • Eager to learn

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths preferred.

Future prospects

Full time position for the right person following successful completion of the apprenticeship process.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Alans Carpets started over 8 years ago intending to give a high end service to the local area. Concentrating on a prompt, clean and quality service. This has served the company well leading to a good turn over and a solid customer base. Within 4 years the business was able to purchase a fairly new Mercedes Sprinter van which will hold up to 5m width carpets. This now means we have a great advertising medium. Along with the use of Outwoods View Directory and the Mercedes we have created a great deal of business from the Forest side of town.


Alan's Carpets of Loughborough Ltd


11 Rydal Avenue


LE11 3RU

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Training provider

  • Flooring Apprenticeship Level 2.
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1.
  • Functional Skills English Level 1.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider


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