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Apprentice Floor Layer EN:Able Futures CIC

This is a unique opportunity to join a thriving local business in Prudhoe. Inside Contracting are looking to train an apprentice floor layer who will go and visit various sites around the North East of England to learn various methods of floor laying, working alongside excellent time served floor layers.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National apprenticeship wage plus weekly travel allowance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday working 40 hours per week. Hours will be flexible and the apprentice will be expected to work their shift hours between 7.30am-5.00pm depending on operational requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

- Subfloor preparation – Screeding, Ply boarding and in some cases working with Damp Proof Membranes
-Textile Floor coverings – Gripper, Underlayment’s, Carpets
- Resilient Floor Coverings – Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Vinyl Flooring
-Wood Floor Coverings – Laminate Flooring and trimmings
- Measuring, Planning and Estimating – Measuring and working out areas, Planning rooms and quantities required to complete the job, produce cutting plans for carpets
- Troubleshooting Issues – You will be required to attend customer care jobs where you will need to assess what is needed to complete the flooring repair as well as liaise with a team member to book in a suitable plan to resolve the issues.

You will be expected to prepare the area ready to receive new floor coverings, this may included sweeping, scraping or vacuuming, It may also include applying adhesive or primers.

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

The apprentice will be working towards a Level 2 Floor Layer Apprenticeship. This will take place at Derwentside College and will be a day release apprenticeship.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice would be fully qualified to work as a floor layer. Many individuals go on to build their own business in floor laying, and work with larger contractors to fulfil requirements. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-D/3-8) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-D/3-8) Essential

Things to consider

This role would moving around different sites whilst working with a time served fitter, so there will be time spent travelling from site to site. The successful candidate would also need to undertake a health and safety test to obtain a CSCS card.

About the employer

EN:Able Futures, award-winning shared apprenticeship service will support you through your apprenticeship journey and professional development. We employ our apprentices directly and are listed on the Flexi Job Apprenticeship Register. We work with hosts around the North East to provide apprentices in the construction and civil engineering industry.


EN:Able Futures CIC


Tynecastle House

Low Prudhoe


NE42 6NP


Sophie Richardson


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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