West End Carpets

Flooring Operative Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

West End Carpets (Employer)

North London Garage Group Training Association (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 7.30am - 4.30pm
12 months (duration)
1 February 2022(start date)
Floorlayer (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Carpet cutting, picking stock and customer care - the role also has a customer service element where calls to the customer will be made. The right apprentice will form part of a team based in a separate office in the building with their own desk.


Looking for a warehouse operative to initially train in the art of carpet cutting.

  • Picking stock
  • Updating stock
  • Phone calls
  • Email correspondence
  • PA duties to other members of staff 
  • Collecting stock

Future Prospects

West End Carpets will offer the successful trainee/ Level 2 Apprenticeship in carpets & floor covering and onward career with the company.

Skills Required

  • West End Carpets are looking for an apprentice who is keen to learn, is career orientated and for their customers has a nothing is too much attitude
  • Previous experience is not necessary, all training will be given on the job

Qualities Required

  • Bubbly
  • Enthusiastic and thoughtful

Qualifications Required

  • Preferably 9-4/A*-C GCSE or equivalent
  • No previous floor qualifications needed

Training Provided

Intermediate Floorlayer Standard.


Our Level 2 Floorlayer Apprenticeship programme is tailored to suit all individual learners and employer. If learners need just a couple of days training a month, that’s what they’ll get. If a learner needs 20 days training a month, that’s what they’ll get. It’s all about the needs of the individual and not a “college style” one size fits all model.​

Both of our training centres offer learners’ a “drop in” facility that allows them to practice and develop fitting techniques with one to one expert tuition and supervision including the use of free materials and tools provided by our sponsor manufacturers who have and continue to be incredibly generous in their support of our work.​

The Apprenticeship programme consists of:​​

Core Knowledge - Floorlayers need to understand:​

  • Current legislation and the principles of health, safety, welfare and environmentally responsible work practices and how they must be applied in relation to their work, self and to others​
  • Employment rights and responsibilities, keeping floorlaying skills and knowledge up to date, career progression, industry card registration
  • ​Organisational policies, procedures and documentation and their relevance and importance for installing floorcovering​
  • When, why and what personal protective equipment should be used and how to use it correctly whilst floorlaying​
  • Principles of construction, utility supplies, and their impact on installing floorcovering​
  • How and when flooring installations need to be adapted to accommodate the needs of disabled people or people with learning disabilities​
  • How flooring installations may be affected in older (pre-1919) buildings, but particularly in listed buildings of any age​
  • How floorlaying materials and techniques may differ in different industry sectors eg residential, commercial, refurbishment, new build​
  • Interpreting different types of information, including Building Information Modelling (BIM), drawings (digital and hard copy), method statements, risk assessments, manufacturers’ information, work schedules, specifications and relevant standards and their relevance in ensuring appropriate, safe and quality flooring installations​
  • Safe handling and moving of waste materials, flooring installation materials and equipment, manually and with mechanical aids or lifting equipment​
  • Why and how resources should be stored in a safe and secure manner e.g. different materials, tools and equipment​
  • Assessing and testing existing floor surface conditions and evaluating results to ensure a successful installation eg: temperature (including presence of underfloor heating), moisture, level, surface and sub-floor condition​
  • Planning methods appropriate for flooring installation including phasing work and acclimatisation of materials before laying; taking into account the type of contract and other works being undertaken​
  • Methods to estimate floorlaying materials and resources required based on the type of contract, manufacturers information and site conditions​
  • The characteristics and correct uses of preparation methods for different sub-floor surfaces, ready for the installation of floorcoverings including; the mixing and application of repair and smoothing compounds, mixing and application of damp proof membranes, the installation of plywood underlays and sheet membranes​
  • Methods and techniques used in measuring, marking and setting out for installing floorcoverings to horizontal, inclined, stepped and shaped/coved surfaces; patterned and non-patterned materials​
  • How testing and preparation of sub-floor tools and equipment should be safely used and maintained​
  • How to finish the laid floorcovering, including thresholds, skirtings, coverstrips, stair nosings, trims and temporary protection of installed flooring​
  • How to work efficiently and minimise problems during flooring installation​
  • How to dispose of or recycle floorlaying waste materials appropriately
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