Bench Joinery Apprentice Crawleys Timber Structures

The successful apprentice will assist within the joinery workshop with a wide range of duties.

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Closing date: 26 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 08:30 - 15:30 (overtime opportunities will be available)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Assisting within the joinery workshop.

Duties will include:

  • Sanding
  • Mortising
  • Router works
  • Marking out
  • Assembly of windows and doors, as well as summer houses
  • Some element of product development

Responsibilities will increase with experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills
  • Organised approach to work
  • Ability to follow technical drawings and plans
  • Good maths 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 work as 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 & English at Grade E or above (equivalent qualifications will be considered)

Future prospects

Possibility of progression of 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

Crawley Timber Structures is a family run business manufacturing quality timber buildings and garden structures. Specialising in garden buildings such as summer houses, garden offices and garden workshops, we pride ourselves on bringing a friendly yet professional attitude to all of our work so that our customers can relax in the knowledge that they are getting a first class service with first class results.


Crawleys Timber Structures


2 Wing Road



LE15 8SZ

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Additional location information

Unit 2 Old Station Yard

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 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: 26 Sep 2017