Level 2 Apprenticeship Floor Covering Kenton Karpets

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to undertake a Level 2 Floor Covering Apprenticeship for the right candidate to work for a well-established commercial and domestic flooring company based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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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

    40 hours 5 days out of 7

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This professional flooring company offer a wide range of services including Carpet tiles, Carpets and vinyl flooring. Cushion floor and Laminate, hard wood & carpets. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join their team, learn a wide variety of new skills. Candidates applying for this position must be enthusiastic, keen to lean and have good time management skills. The successful candidate will learn all aspects of the flooring industry. You will learn to restore, repair and lay new & existing flooring. You will learn to lay carpet, vynal, Heavy duty carpets, Laminate flooring, Wooden flooring, Vinyl flooring and other products. You will be taught to use hand tools, how to handle materials, setting out, preparing surfaces, whilst delivering high quality customer service.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Practical thinker.
  • Able to follow instructions.
  • Manually dextrous.
  • Ability to follow and work to plans.
  • Be able to work as part of a team.
  • Be willing to undertake day to day tasks as requested by your employer.

Personal qualities

  • Honest.
  • Reliable.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Good team player.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Committed to completing the apprenticeship.
  • A good work ethic & hard working.
  • Respectful manner and willing to start at the bottom and work your way up and progress through the company. 

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A*-C in Maths, English and IT (or equivalent).

Future prospects

Progression onto Level 3 and possible full time employment.

About the employer

Established in 1995, Kenton Karpets have an outstanding range of carpets and flooring for commercial and domestic customers in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. With more than 20 years of experience we stock over 100 rolls permanently in stock plus 5 metre widths. In our 5,500 square foot showroom we have a range of carpets, rugs, vinyl, and laminate flooring.


Kenton Karpets


Mayfair House

Redburn Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Floor Covering, In House Training with employer

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Specialist

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northumberland College


Laura Laidlow

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017