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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, vinyl, linoleum, resin, wood, parquet or laminate flooring 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:

There is a minimum wage for apprentices in Scotland. As of June 2018 the Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) rates for a 4-year apprenticeship based on a 39-hour week are:

Year 1 – £177.45
Year 2 – £230.10
Year 3 – £305.37
Year 4 – £370.50.

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 £9.00 to £11.00 an hour. With more experience you can earn £15.00 to £18.00 an hour. If you are self-employed, you could earn more than this.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1256
0.2 %
RISE
2023
1259
  United Kingdom
2018
14483
2.8 %
RISE
2023
14883

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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.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA)
Tel: 0115 9506 836
E-mail: info@fita.co.uk
Website: http://www.fita.co.uk

Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Tel: 0131 556 8866
E-mail: registrar@sbatc.co.uk
Website: http://www.sbatc.co.uk

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