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Apprentice Handyperson (Furniture Maker) HOWDEN JOINERY LIMITED

Developing skills through a structured programme to learn the Handy Person role, including how to assemble, install and repair fitted furniture. Will be required to work in client's premises so some local travel may be involved.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 8am - 5pm TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To work as part of a busy team in many aspects of the company.

Day to day tasks that you may carry out would include:

  • Assembling furniture
  • Customising and fitting the furniture
  • Sorting out the delivery of all units and accessories purchased

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Planning and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • The ideal candidate must be punctual, positive minded and assertive
  • They must also have an excellent eye for detail and be enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Flexible approach in their day-to-day workload
  • Access to company Handypersons tools, but not issued with own tools

Desired qualifications

GCSE maths and English Grade 4/C (or equivalent) is desired but not essential.

Future prospects

The right candidate will have the opportunity to progress through the company.

Things to consider

A driving licence would be preferred but is not essential.

About the employer

Howdens Joinery is the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products. To supply from local stock nationwide the small builder’s ever-changing, routine, integrated kitchen and joinery requirements, assuring best local price, no-call-back quality and confidential trade terms......and to provide the builder's customer with enough choice, advice and aftersales to make a home to be proud of.




Unit 14

Shunters Close


ME13 8GF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Didac Limited


Annalise Morris 08007734230

  • Furniture manufacturer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard



  • Training from fully qualified Didac staff
  • Ensure you are working to current legal and good practice requirements
  • Improved Health & Safety and productivity


Furniture makers make individually designed and produced pieces of furniture such as chairs, tables, chests of drawers, office furniture & screens and storage or display cabinets.

They may also restore antiques or repair damaged furniture.  Assemblers could carry out areas of above but will also assemble and in some cases install items of furniture.

Joiners / Woodworkers can also carry out aspects of the above, but could also be required to work on doors, windows and stairs.  Other craft areas can include garden furniture, wood structures (garden, play equipment, etc), timber merchants, office furniture and supplies.

Experienced staff can make decisions such as the type of material needed to make components / products, the ability to follow technical drawings, skills to work out amount of materials needed.

Work based learning will provide hands on experience and help to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to meet your employer business needs, without the need to attend college.


You will learn how to use hand and power hand tools with a number of classical wood machines.

Throughout the programme, you will also:

  • Prepare drawings from specifications or determine job requirements by examining drawings and specifications
  • Produce working drawings, jigs, templates or prototypes for production assembly of products using computer
  • Select and prepare timber and manufactured board
  • Select correct adhesives for various applications
  • Trim and glue joints and fit parts together to form sections of furniture
  • Assemble components and fit ironmongery
  • Finish items using a range of techniques
  • Repair damaged components

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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