Apprentice Floor Layer EN:Able Futures CIC

We are looking for a committed and driven individual keen to learn all aspects of floor laying. You will learn from the very best floor layers, attend college on day release and have a dedicated apprenticeship manager to guide you through your apprenticeship. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 18 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Apprenticeship Wage plus £17 per week travel contribution.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday (working flexibly between the hours of 7.30am - 5.00pm).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day activities:

  • As an apprentice Floor layer your duties will include supporting a time served Floor layer
  • Duties can range from attending commercial and domestic environments where you will learn to install textile and resilient floor coverings

Some of the skillsets you learn will include:

  • Removing existing floor coverings and Preparing areas – You will be expected to prepare the area ready to receive new floor coverings, this may include sweeping, scraping or vacuuming, It may also include applying adhesive or primers
  • 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

CSCS Card would be an advantage but not essential, if the successful candidate does not have one they will be entered for a health and safety test prior to starting their placement.

The Successful candidate will:

  • Have effective communication
  • Be reliable and hard working
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Have a keen and enthusiastic manner
  • Eagerness to learn

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

  • You will study a Floor Layer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard at Derwentside College, this will be on a day release basis
  • The expected duration of this apprenticeship is 30 months plus end point assessment (33 months in total)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The expected progression upon completion of this apprenticeship would be to work into a fully qualified floor layer post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

- This vacancy will involve lifting carpets/tools. - It will also involve working in both commercial and residential properties, so will be liaising with customers regularly. - Passing of a health and safety test to obtain a CSCS card is essential for this post.

About the employer

EN:Able Futures, award-winning Shared/Flexi Job 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 in Yorkshire and the North East to provide apprentices in the construction and civil engineering industry.


EN:Able Futures CIC


Tynecastle House

Low Prudhoe


NE42 6NP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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