Apprentice Floor Layer & Fitter FACTOREND LIMITED

Shaw Carpets based in Darton, Barnsley are looking to employ a new apprentice(s) to join their flooring installation/carpet fitting team. The ideal candidate needs to be enthusiastic, willing to learn and develop new skills.

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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

    35 hours per week on average. Some evening and weekend work will be required during busy periods. Wages are to be reviewed after 3 months based on performance.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

If you enjoy practical work this could be just the job you are looking for. Carpet fitting and floor laying can be physically demanding a good deal of strength and fitness as heavy lifting is an everyday part of the job. To be a carpet fitter or floor layer, you will need to have good maths skills and the ability to measure accurately in order to work out floor areas, quantities and costs. Apprentices will require the ability to work quickly and accurately, and need a polite and pleasant manner for dealing with customers and the general public.

Most carpet fitters start out by joining a company and training on the job. They may not need any set qualifications, but employers will expect them to have practical skills and be good with numbers in order to work out quantities and areas.

Successful candidates will be able to start this career through our Apprenticeship Scheme

The Candidate will be required to pass the CSkills CSCS Health & Safety Environment test, Training test and application will be provided to the successful candidates.

Duties - 

  • Measuring floor space and estimating the of materials needed
  • Clearing away furniture and taking off doors
  • Removing old flooring
  • Cleaning, levelling and sealing the work area
  • Gluing or nailing underlay and floor coverings into place
  • Stretching carpet over spiked gripper rods and taping
  • Heat-sealing joins and edges on vinyl flooring
  • Spraying or waxing the floor covering to give it a protective coating
  • Putting furniture back and trimming and re-hanging doors

You'll usually work as part of a team of 2 or 3 people.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A full UK driving license with own transport is desirable, but not essential if the candidate lives within Darton or Brierley areas of Bransley.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proactive attitude in relation to their work.
  • Be polite and well presented at all times.
  • Be physically fit and able to lift carpets as the role is physically demanding.
  • Require a good level of common sense along with the ability to listen follow instructions.
  • Desire a career in flooring and demonstrate their willingness to learn new skills.

Qualifications required

  • There are no qualification requirements for this position.
  • Funding will not be available for candidates that hold a qualification equal to or higher than a Level 4

Future prospects

Good future prospects within the company for a hardworking apprentice who shows enthusiasm about their chosen career

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be required to attend CP Assessments in Denaby Main, Doncaster for their training.

About the employer

Shaw Carpets are an established family run flooring company based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. They supply and fit a vast range of floor coverings to mainly the domestic market within the Yorkshire area.




Dearne Mills

Barnsley Road


S75 5NH

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Training provider

  • C-skills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in floor coverings textiles and impervious
  • C-skills Awards Level 2 Diploma in floor coverings textiles and impervious
  • Functional Skills Mathematics
  • Functional Skills English
  • Employer Rights Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Construction And Plant Assessments Ltd


Leah Jackson 01709 868181

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017