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The Skills Group accredited apprenticeship programme

Altro support the Skills Group apprenticeship programmeAt Altro we are committed to providing flooring and wall cladding systems to the highest possible standards in all aspects of supply, service and support. To make this possible, we support Skills Group accredited apprenticeship programme.  We believe that to ensure the industry continues to go from strength to strength, we need to invest in training and employing apprentices.

With over twenty years' experience  in training and development, Skills Group is the largest accredited flooring training provider in the country and the only one acknowledged as outstanding by Ofsted.  The programme combines on-site training with the employer, whilst gaining knowledge and skills at the Skills Group training centre to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and earn a wage at the same time.

If you are a retailer, contractor or self-employed fitter, you can benefit from a qualification recognised by the government.  For all prospective and existing staff between the ages of 16 – 18 the training programme is fully funded.

Employers can choose to put an existing employee on the scheme or help is available to find the right person by introducing employers to enthusiastic and committed young people who want the opportunity to work for employers who show a desire to take on an apprentice.  Skills Group has a rigorous recruitment process managed by a designated Training Advisor, making the sign up procedure hassle free as well as paper free for employers.

The apprenticeship programme lasts fifteen months for 16-18 year olds, and 12 months for 19-23 year olds.  The programme blends trade specific training by leading manufacturers with the delivery of knowledge by highly experienced floor layers to ensure the most up to date skills are being taught, and industry standards are being met. The whole process is overseen and verified through on-site visits by a nationwide network of fully qualified assessors.

For more information on how Skills Group can support your business in training the next generation of floorlayers, please contact Emma Comber, Training Advisor, on 07872 409900 or by email on