How to become a carpet fitter and floor layer
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
- training with a professional body
You can start by doing a floorlayer intermediate apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply directly to work as a carpet fitter and floor layer.
Employers will expect you to:
- have practical skills
- be good with numbers for things like measuring and working out quantities
- have good customer service skills if the job involves visiting customers in their own homes
You can do courses through a professional body such as The Flooring Industry Training Association. This may help you to find work as a trainee with a carpet fitting and floor laying company.