Apprentice Floor Layer J AND B CARPETS (WALMLEY) LTD

We are seeking a skilled Floor Layer to join our team in the construction industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing various types of flooring materials in residential and commercial settings.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed after 3 months

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    5 days per week, Monday- Saturday, if you work a Saturday, you get a day off in the week. Working 07.30am-4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Floor Layer, you will work alongside experienced floor layers to assist in the installation of various types of flooring, including carpet, vinyl, laminate, and hardwood. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing surfaces for installation by cleaning, leveling, and smoothing as necessary.
  • Assisting in the cutting, fitting, and laying of flooring materials according to specifications.
  • Learning to use and maintain tools and equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Providing support to the team members as needed to ensure projects are completed on time and to the highest standards.

The training you will be getting

During your Standard Level 2 Floor Layer - Textile & Resilient apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on block release basis, which is once per week, the rest of the time you will be within the workplace. You will learn the underpinning knowledge that runs alongside your practical elements of the training. You will use a wide range of techniques whilst you complete a practical project. WEBS Training aim to build on the skills you already have so you reach your full potential both personally and professionally.

Training will be provided in all areas of Floor Laying to ensure you are capable of performing the role to British Standards.
If you have already achieved GCSE maths and English at Grade 4/C or above or have equivalent qualification you will be exempt from undertaking Functional Skills, however English and maths support will be provided for all apprentices throughout the length of their programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression within the company with more responsibility

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Time Keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Need to be able to get to the address every day to leave from there and work across the West Midlands

About the employer

J&B Carpets has been supplying and fitting all types of flooring since 1976. Established by Lawrence Beckett, we have remained a family business priding ourselves on excellent service from point of contact in our showroom to the final fitting of your new flooring. Having our own team of fitters and well established relationships with our suppliers, we guarantee all of our products and fitting.







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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Kevin Martin

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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