Learners wanted to train as high quality hardwood
We need some more very special people to work with us in making the
loveliest hardwood floors on the planet.
Applications are invited from people who aspire to a high level of
skill in woodworking making fine board, parquet and marquetry floors.
The sort of people we want will be intelligent, mature, physically
fit, without existing health problems and a non-smoker. You will have
a happy and optimistic personality. You will be self confident and
well spoken within any regional accent. You will be well presented
and naturally tidy in your personal attire and in the practice of
your trade. Your background may not be in floor laying, though you
might have had some experience of it. You will take pride in everything
that you do.
You will be physically strong and will relish the occasional heavy
physical work involved in moving materials and tools. You will expect
to invest in building up, over time, a comprehensive set of your own
woodworking hand tools. Large machine tools are provided by the company.
You will be a perfectionist continually seeking to do better.
You will be a car owner with a relatively clean driving licence.
You will be prepared to travel both in the UK and abroad to carry
out contracts. You will be free to be away from home for successive
weeks. Where it is reasonable, practical and economically viable,
staff working away from home but within the UK return home at weekends.
You will be a natural good time keeper, self motivated and not require
supervision. You will be happy working alone or as a co-operative
member of a small team. You will be impeccably honest and trustworthy.
What we offer is a life of job satisfaction. You and your team mates
will almost always be responsible for the creation of each floor from
start to finish. You will be creating beautiful things, many of which
will last for centuries, possibly many centuries. Mostly you will
be working for pleasant and appreciative customers. Since each contract
is by its nature relatively short, if you are working for a client
who turns out to be difficult and unpleasant, you will know that it
will not be for very long. It is in the nature of the work that you
will be working on projects alongside other high quality, highly skilled
craftsmen amongst the companies own staff and in other trades on site.
We offer variety. A large portion of our work is in the West of London
and the Home Counties. However we carry out contracts throughout the
UK and abroad. We currently have enquiries from Australia, Switzerland,
France, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Eire and America. We work in tiny
cottages, modest family homes, manor houses and palaces. We make floors
in marquetry, parquet and boards. No two are exactly alike. We work
in many different woods.
You will never stop learning. Whilst it is expected you will have
a good knowledge of your trade, and we are masters of ours, we make
no claim to know all there is to know. We are learning new things
every day. We are constantly developing new patterns, new hardwood
floor images and occasionally incorporating new materials such as
stone, glass, metal etc. We will teach you a wide variety of new skills.
We hope to learn from you as well, so if you bring skills absent in
the company they will be well received.
Terms will be negotiable.
Go to the application form page.