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Floor Layer or Carpet Fitter

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A floor layer or carpet fitter puts down floor coverings such as carpet, wood or laminate in domestic and commercial buildings, such as offices, shops and people's homes.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary, depending on:

As of June 2023 the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) recommends the following rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £237.46 (£6.09 an hour)
Year 2 – £316.02 (£8.10 an hour)
Year 3 – £396.38 (£10.16 an hour)
Year 4 – £396.38 (£10.16 an hour) (without SCQF Level 6)
Year 4 – £419.27 (£10.75 an hour) (with SCQF Level 6).

Please note these rates may vary if the Apprentice is 21 years old or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship. National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will apply.

Qualified floor layers or carpet fitters earn around £15.00 an hour. With more experience you can earn around £18.00 an hour. or more. If you are self-employed, you could earn more than this.

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Getting In

Floor layers or carpet fitters usually work for shops, warehouses or specialist flooring contractors but often in a self-employed capacity.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
980
5.2 %
RISE
2029
1031
  United Kingdom
2024
17736
5.8 %
RISE
2029
18767

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

After experience you may become a supervisor or an estimator, or move into self-employment.

More Information

For more information please see the organisation below:

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) 

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Contacts

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