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Apprenticeship in Kitchen Installation: Chester (Level 2 Fitted Furniture) WICKES BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD

Wickes launched it's unique Installation Apprenticeship scheme in 2020. We’re looking to recruit new colleagues on an 18 month contract to complete a Fitted Furniture Installer Level 2 Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will offer the successful individuals a nationally recognised qualification, as well as great future career prospects.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, with 1 hour lunch break. Hours can vary day to day, but total to 40 hours per week. 20% of the apprentices time is spent on “off-the-job” training, some of which will be completed on ‘block release’ training courses.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will work alongside a Wickes Approved Installer and will be installing Wickes kitchens into our customers’ homes.

On a day to day basis the role includes preparing the site for assembly of furniture, measuring and marking materials to specification, assembly of furniture, cutting out work surfaces, applying edging tape, creating joints, and fitting mechanical or electrical components, developing and maintaining customer relations, identifying snags and carrying out any rectification work.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

We’re looking to recruit new colleagues on an 18 month contract to complete a Furniture Manufacturer Level 2 Apprenticeship.

The apprentice will also spend 20% of their time at “off-the-job” training, some of which will be completed on ‘block release’. Off the job training hours are collated throughout the duration of the course with 18 hours per month on average to cover the courses 20% requirement. 

The block release training is with our training provider Webs Training in Nottingham.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Installation of kitchens is a very skilled job and with new kitchen installations in demand, coupled with the recently identified skills gap of fewer Installers coming through. 

There are many great careers to be had in this industry and opportunities for people in a sector that can be flexible around them, or give them the opportunity to create a small business. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent English (Grade Pass) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Maths (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

The apprenticeship will require travel to customers homes, so it will be necessary for you to have a driving licence and access to a vehicle to get to work.

About the employer

Wickes is a digitally-led, service-enabled home improvement business. With an extensive range of products and DIY brands, a Kitchen & Bathroom design and installation service and a bespoke loyalty scheme for local trade, Wickes is the perfect partner to help with both small and large-scale projects. With over 235 sites across the UK and an extended range online, it has everything customers need, whether an amateur DIY-er or trade professional.




Sealand Road


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply via the Wickes Careers Site

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Nov 2022