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Carpentry Apprentice Manor Marine

Manor Marine are looking for a carpentry apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Constructs or repairs ships, following blueprints or ship's plans: Sights, plots, and marks reference points and lines on building dock or shipway to maintain alignment of vessel during construction or repair, using transit, plumb bob, tapes, and levels
  • Builds keel and bilge blocks, cradles, and shoring for supporting ships in dry dock, marine railways, shipways, or building docks, using woodworking hand tools and power tools
  • Positions and secures blocking and other structures on dock platform, according to ship's blueprints
  • Aligns vessel over blocks
  • Establishes reference points and lines on ship's hull for locating machinery and other equipment, in accordance with ship's alignment and shape
  • Fabricates and installs furring pieces, aprons, uprights, and other wood framing in ship
  • Shapes, finishes, and installs wooden spars, masts, and cargo and boat booms
  • Trims wooden frames and other timbers
  • Spikes or bolts metal fittings, plates, and bulkheads to wooden parts of ship, using brace and bits, augers, mauls, and wrenches
  • Lay’s out and fabricates metal structural parts, such as plates, bulkheads, and frames, and braces them in position within hull of ship for riveting or welding: Lays out position of parts on metal, working from blueprints or templates and using scribe and hand tools
  • Locates and marks reference lines, such as centre, buttock, and frame lines
  • Positions parts in hull of ship, assisted by RIGGER
  • Aligns parts in relation to each other, using jacks, turnbuckles, clips, wedges, and mauls
  • Marks location of holes to be drilled and installs temporary fasteners to hold part in place for welding or riveting
  • Installs packing, gaskets, liners, and structural accessories and members, such as doors, hatches, brackets, and clips
  • May prepare moulds and templates for fabrication of nonstandard parts
  • May tack weld clips and brackets in place prior to permanent welding
  • May roll, bend, flange, cut, and shape plates, beams, and other heavy metal parts, using shop machinery, such as plate rolls, presses, bending brakes, and joggle machines
  • Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various hand tools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and high-grade furniture: Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed
  • Marks outline or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock, according to blueprint or drawing specifications
  • Matches materials for colour, grain, or texture
  • Sets up and operates woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointer, mortise, tenoner, moulder, and shaper, to cut and shape parts from wood stock
  • Trims component parts of joints to ensure snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files
  • Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels by hand or using boring machine
  • Glues, fits, and clamps parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit, using clamps or clamping machine
  • Drives nails or other fasteners into joints at designated places to reinforce joints
  • Sands and scrapes surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing
  • May dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative materials, such as stain, varnish, or paint
  • May install hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience as carpenter
  • Hands-on experience in working with carpentry materials
  • Good understanding of carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction
  • Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saws, hammers, rulers etc.)
  • Ability to read technical documents and drawings
  • Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times
  • Good understanding of basic math

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

None required as all training can be given.

Future prospects

Enhanced employability once qualified.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Manor Marine have provided the highest level of quality manufacturing and construction services, delivering a diverse range of projects for a variety of private and public sector clients.


Manor Marine


Portland Port Business Centre



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weymouth College


Apprenticeships 01305 208709

Formal training to be provided by Weymouth College with informal, off the job training to be provided by Manor Marine.

  • Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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