Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner Crest Nicholson Plc

Crest Nicholson PLC are based in the South East of England, we have a number of 2 & 3 year apprenticeships leading to nationally recognised qualifications. If you’re looking to build a career with Crest Nicholson, we will help you.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hrs per wk Monday to Friday between 7.30 - 4.30

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We require enthusiastic apprentices to work on our existing sites. The applicant must be committed to learning, with a genuine interest and commitment to this exciting and dynamic industry.

Apprentices will be working alongside experienced tradesmen on a daily basis on site and will complete off-the-job training at a local college on a day release basis.

Typical tasks include:

  • Interpreting technical drawings & specifications and understanding how the product fits into a house or building.
  • Understanding the performance and uses of different types and grades of wood.
  • Assessing and selecting appropriate wood for the job.
  • Using hand, power tools specialist tools and traditional techniques to measure, mark, cut, shape, join, fit, fix finish wood/timber according to the drawings / specifications.
  • Erect permanent structures such as roofs and walls.
  • Erect temporary structures such as formwork/shuttering.
  • Dismantling temporary structures.
  • Assessing risks and working in a safe manner.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy and numeracy.
  • Good spatial awareness.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to listen and follow instruction.
  • Good practical skills.

Personal qualities

  • Committed to the values & expectations of the Apprenticeship Programme.
  • A desire to learn and progress.
  • Team player.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation to learn and progress.
  • Willingness to complete relevant course work to the best of ability.
  • Able to work in a well organised and accurate way.
  • Flexible approach to location of work.

Qualifications required

  • Good general education.

Future prospects

On successful completion of your Advanced Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to become self- employed, to be offered a role working with a sub- contractor or eligible to apply for our Trainee Site Manager Academy, where you could train to go on to be a Site Manager. Of course, if it was easy everyone could do it so we're looking for the brightest minds with future potential. And if you work hard and show that you're a manager of the future'; we will be thinking about a place on the Site Management Academy. ' We will also offer further opportunities to pursue with your education sponsored by Crest Nicholson. But what we're really passionate about, is your future. We have an innovate scheme that identifies and develops great talent onto inspiring career paths like a place on our CITB and CIOB endorsed Site Management Academy or providing business skills and grant to set up your own business or simply securing employment with one of our contractors.

About the employer

Crest Nicholson has been building new homes for over 50 years and is firmly established as a leading developer with a passion for not just building homes, but creating vibrant sustainable communities.


Crest Nicholson Plc


Waterbrook Avenue


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Training provider

Day or block release at a local college.
Intermediate Apprenticeship:

  • NVQ & Diploma 2 in Carpentry.
  • Functional Skills 1 in English and Maths (if relevant GCSE grades not obtained).
  • ERR.

Leading on to an Advanced Apprenticeship:

  • NVQ & Diploma 3 in Carpentry.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if relevant GCSE grades not obtained).
  • ERR.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

National Construction College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by CITB (t/u Construction Skills)


Judi Minty

Employer's Application Instructions

As the apprenticeship programme is run in partnership with CITB, applicants must complete the CITB online application at when applying please enter the reference number of the vacancy into the section which asks for ‘Vacancy reference number' on the CITB online application form In addition applicants should send a copy of their CV to clearly stating trade, location and vacancy number they wish to apply for. To avoid any confusion, please follow the application routes very carefully to ensure that all your details are successfully captured

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

Apply now

Closing date: today