Inside Contracts - Occupational Work Supervision L3 - Apprentice Estimator / Quality Control Contract Flooring (Ref: VAC001532219 )

Salary: £117Closing Date: 03 Jul 2019Hours: 30 hours

Business:   Inside Contracts                   Location:  Tynecastle House, Station Road, Prudhoe, NE42 6NP

Dickinsons Contracting operates two divisions from their base in Prudhoe. The largest division is Contract flooring, which predominantly focusses on the supply and fit of various types of flooring to major new housing developments and also commercial properties.

Our dedicated team work in a fast-paced environment managing the process of taking orders, arranging fitting dates, buying the flooring and then liaising with our fitting teams to install the products. Whilst this may sound simple, there are many variables and our clients still expect a first class service even when their build programmes change at the last minute or they have forgotten to place an order and their client is about to move in!

We are the largest independent supplier of carpets and flooring to the new build sector in the region, supplying properties in the East from Berwick in the North to North Yorkshire in the south, and from Lancaster to Biggar on the west coast.

Products that we currently supply and fit include carpets, vinyl, LVT (Luxury vinyl tiles), laminate, safety floors and carpet tiles.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join the team at Inside Contracts to complete a L3 Occupational Work Supervision Apprenticeship.


Training to be provided:

L3 Occupational Work Supervision, In-house training

Vacancy full description:

 Working as part of a dynamic team with the consumer in mind at all times.

 Working with:

New build, Customer Service, our clients, our manufacturers, Fitters, Estimating & Quality Control


 Main Job Purpose



  • To ensure customers are dealt with in a prompt and courteous manner and the highest level of customer satisfaction is attained, both with internal and external customers


·         Sales

  • To provide a positive first impression of the department


·         Quality

  • To achieve and exceed high levels of customer satisfaction and accuracy in information


·         Profit

  • To ensure customers are helped to achieve their particular objective when contacting the department
  • Sampling, ensure each site sales centre has the correct samples to sell products from


·         Detailed Responsibilities:

·         In fulfilling this role the job holder undertakes the following activities:





·         Estimating

·         Answers telephone enquiries promptly and politely

·         Calculating floor plans using Masterpiece software

·         Visiting individual sites to perform accurate measures

·         Training sales assistants at various client sites

·         Working with manufacturers to better understand product performance and selection

·         Ensures that good relationships are maintained and developed with internal and external customers by meeting their requirements and exceeding their expectations

·         Creation job sheets for warehouse to cut and pick goods and job sheets for fitters to use including cutting plans


·         Quality Control

·         Visiting and inspection house stock prior to flooring installation, to understand if these are ready for flooring to be laid

·         Maintain an inventory of all product samples issued to each site, replenishing from manufacturers when required

·         Spot checking and working with fittings teams to ensure quality is been achieved every time

·         Health and safety

•      Understands own responsibilities for health and safety at work.

•      Accepts training in basic health and safety awareness and the specific risks and controls in their workplace, and adheres to the training outcomes and requirements.

•      Complies with company policy and management requirements to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self and others.

·         Requirements of the Job:

·         To fulfil this role, the job holder will need an ability to:

•      Maintain a high level of contact with internal and external customers

•      Communicate with customers to understand their needs and present solutions to meet those needs with accuracy and assurance

•      Identify issues in a professional and empathetic manner

•      Pay close attention to administrative details, ensuring documentation is clear and legible

•      Work independently in a busy, active environment, and without constant supervision, managing own time and workflow effectively

•      Present a consistently professional image to all customers through attitude, behaviour and personal appearance

·         Knowledge Required to Fulfil this Role Effectively:

•      Be aware of our Manufacturer Network and an understanding of the products

•      Have an awareness of quality standards and their impact on this job

•      Appropriate customer handling skills

•      Broad understanding of the range of flooring and products available, and recent developments to those products

•      In-house computer systems

·         General office equipment (i.e. telephone systems, copiers, fax machines,)


Skills required:

  • A positive ‘can do’ enthusiastic attitude towards addressing the technical challenges facing Inside Contracts and our clients
  • A self-starter who can operate in a dynamic environment and who operates a hands-on approach
  • Customer champion - good listener, consistently delivers on their commitments and promises, and knows when to accept and when to challenge
  • Logical planning and decision making abilities
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and in all formats
  • Proven ability to partner with internal customers, partners and stakeholders in a manner that results in mutually positive outcomes and credibility
  • A good team player capable of delivering excellent results under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to role model actions and behaviours consistent with the company values


 Personal qualities:

  • Honesty
  • Self-motivation
  • Dependable
  • Trustworthy
  • Adaptability
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship maintenance and building rapport
  • Flexibility
  • Customer focus
  • Computer literacy
  • Integrity
  • Team work
  • Interpersonal sensitivity


Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent). Functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.

Future prospects: Opportunity of a full-time position on completion of apprenticeship.

Reality check:

Additionally, the job holder should demonstrate the following:

•               • Communication skills

•               • Relationship maintenance and building rapport



•               • Flexibility

•               • Customer focus

•               • Computer literacy

•               • Integrity

•               • Teamworking

•               • Interpersonal sensitivity


 Additional Important Information:

Willingness to learn

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