Quick-Step Academy commits to apprenticeship scheme
It has been announced that the state-of-the-art Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring will welcome 16 bright young apprentices through its doors in October, teaching them essential flooring skills and setting them off on a path of lifelong learning.
A Government-approved programme supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, Quick-Step will offer young fitters first class benefits and unrivalled support. Working with PSC Training & Development Ltd., an Ofsted Outstanding training provider, apprentices will receive education from the Quick-Step Academy to flexibly fit around their employment.
With training costs supported by the Skills Funding Agency, the group of 16-18 year old apprentices will work with a designated Training Coordinator and achieve real qualifications at the end of the apprenticeship, including a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations and a Level 2 Technical Certificate in Floor Covering. A variety of training modules are covered, including subfloor preparation and set-up as well as health and safety and building customer relationships to provide a rounded good-practice experience.
Participating installation companies will receive unparalleled benefits when hiring an apprentice. Quick-Step will advertise, interview and recruit motivated young people on the installer’s behalf, and there is even a 2-week trial period to ensure both parties are 100% happy.
“The apprenticeship scheme not only offers young people the chance to gain first-class training to kick-start their career, it also offers flooring installers fantastic benefits too,” explains Darren Robinson, training and development manager, Quick-Step Academy. “Nowadays, consumers expect and demand the best, most professional tradesmen, and this definitely applies when it comes to laying floors. The Quick-Step brand is synonymous worldwide with exceptional quality laminate and engineered wood floors, and having a Quick-Step trained member of staff on a team will reassure homeowners that they are getting the best possible service.”
In partnership with renowned companies such as DEWALT, Ardex and Pallmann, the Quick-Step Academy offers apprentices state-of-the-art training facilities in one of the largest academies of its kind in the world. Spanning 6,880ft2, the Quick-Step Academy offers dedicated 12ft2 training bays that provide apprentices with real room scenarios to navigate.
Unilin BVBA is investing £1.4million over the next five years into the academy, which offers a comprehensive variety of other training programmes alongside the apprenticeship scheme, including the prestigious Quick-Step Master Installer course.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship or would like to know more about taking on an apprentice please phone 0845 073 8454
For further information, please visit www.quick-step-academy.co.uk