Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner Highbury Homes (Yorkshire) Limited

As a Carpenter you will get to learn how to construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.

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

    Monday – Friday 7.45am – 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A fantastic oppertunity has opened in Highbury Homes for an enthustatic motivated school leaver to join our ever growing team as a Carpenter & Joiner and progress through the company. This vacancy is aimed at school leavers however all candidates will be considered,

You will also get to learn a wealth of experience over various sites around the country locations include:






your day to day duties will include:

  • Working with wood and associated materials
  • Learning to use woodworking tools appropriately
  • Learning to produce work to a high standard
  • Measuring and cutting of wood
  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Good spatial awareness
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Committed to the apprenticeship programme
  • A desire to learn and progress
  • Team player
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willingness to complete task to a high standard and on time

Qualifications required

There are no set entry requirements, although GCSEs or equivalent in Maths and  English  may be helpful for calculations and theory.

Future prospects

To secure a full time position within the firm, and possibly funding for further and higher education.

Things to consider

• Must be able to work a height • Must be able to work outside in all weather

About the employer

Highbury Homes ( Yorkshire) Ltd was founded in 1985 , the company has developed from a small house building company from West Yorkshire into a highly respected building company working in all sectors of the market. Although the company has expanded, traditional values are important to us and there is still a sense of a friendly family run business that looks after both its colleagues and customers. We believe in personal development of all our employees and we invest into our own staff to be the best they can be both individually and as part a team.


Highbury Homes (Yorkshire) Limited


Highbury House

Oakhill Road


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Training provider

Both on-site and in college  Diploma, NVQ and Functional Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider

National Construction College

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must register with CITB, To Register go to If you are interested in this vacancy and wish to Apply, Please Send a CV & Cover letter to Jill Jaques:

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017