The apprentice will learn to carefully protect the client's space before work begins. They will learn how to clean floors; about the proper use and care of tools; the basic skills of sanding and finishing hardwood flooring, together with basic wood-working
The apprentice will develop their woodworking and finishing skills and begin to understand how colour and finish is achieved with different tools and combinations of materials.
The apprentice will consolidate their wood working and finishing skills integrating the methods unique to Weldon in order to achieve consistently high standards in the art of refinishing flooring. Patch repairs and replacement will be taught. The apprentice will learn to evaluate the site and scope of works.
The apprentice will begin to plan the order of activities and think for themselves how a particular look can be achieved. This will lead to estimating the time activities will take in advance. They will be teaching clients how to clean and maintain their own floors by now.
A high degree of craftsmanship will be sought by this stage. More advanced wood-working and finishing skills will be expected from the apprentice.
During the final stage in the apprenticeship, attention will be focussed on consolidating the knowledge acquired and applying this knowledge to the day to day functioning of the maintenance team, evaluating if changes can be made to ease all processes while maintaining the high standard of craftsmanship expected. A high level of customer service should be second nature by this stage.
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