Apprentice Bench Joiner - assisting a wide range of duties within the joinery workshop.

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Closing date: 25 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 08:00 - 16:30 with 30 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice Bench Joiner - Assist with the joinery workshop

Initial duties will include:

  • Sanding
  • Mortising
  • Router works 
  • Marking out
  • You will take responsibility for specific jobs as your experience increases

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Organised approach to work
  • Ability to follow technical drawings and plans
  • Good math skills for measuring and working out quantities and angles
  • Reasonable level of fitness

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Able to deal with customers in a professional way
  • Able to be part of a team but also work on own initiative
  • Good time management and prioritisation
  • Good attention to detail

Qualifications required

  • GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade E or above (equivalent qualifications will be considered)

Future prospects

Possibility of progression or a full time position may be offered on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

About the employer

First Choice Joinery is a manufacturer of all types of bespoke joinery. All of our products are made to the highest level with fine attention to detail. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service to all of our customers including many high profile clients.




Alfred House

Orion Way


NN15 6NL

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) Bench Joinery
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Monthly onsite work based assessment carried out by a Tresham Assessor
  • Weekly college attendance will be required at Tresham Corby Campus

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tresham College of Further and Higher Education


Kathryn Lusk

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017