Bench Joinery Apprentice Ashgrove Kitchens Ltd

Opportunity to join Ashgrove Kitchens as a Bench Joinery Apprentice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week


    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be involved in:

  • Making bespoke kitchen doors, mantles, fire surrounds, tables and anything else the customer requires.
  • Machining (subject to age) timber for doors and components for cabinets.
  • Assembly of bespoke carcases for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, studies and again anything the customer requires.
  • You will also have the chance to learn aspects of spray finishing in our spray shop.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills and be able to communicate effectively with others.
  • Be aware of Health and Safety in the workplace and be prepared to listen, follow instructions and take guidance from experienced professionals.

Personal qualities

  • You should have a positive attitude and be keen with an eagerness to learn.
  • You must be prepared to work hard, do some early starts and see a job through to the end, so commitment is extremely important for this role

Qualifications required

GCSE grade D or above in Maths and English or equivalent. If you have the required D Grades in Maths and English it is expected that you will continue these subjects in college and work towards a Level 2 qualification (Grade C equivalent).

Future prospects

Future employment and progression to Level 3.

Things to consider

Please make sure you can travel to the location of this job role.

About the employer

At Ashgrove, we�ve been helping customers bring to life stunning kitchens to their exact designs, incorporating their ideas and inspirations since 1987. Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Devon countryside, Ashgrove started as a small trade business supplying developers and kitchen studios. As word spread we soon developed into a full retail supplier of beautiful, handmade, bespoke kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, across Devon and beyond.


Ashgrove Kitchens Ltd


Unit 3

Marsh Lane

Lords Meadow Industrial Estate


EX17 1ES

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations - Bench Joinery
  • Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Exeter College


Charlotte Wylie

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017