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Site Carpentry Apprentice S.J. ROOT & CO. LTD

SJ Root & Co Ltd are looking for apprentices to join our team to work on sites in the East Anglia region. We are seeking individuals who have a passion and interest in carpentry. You will receive on the job training and your week will be split 80/20. You will work 4 days a week with an experienced carpenter. One day a week you will attend college.

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

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Closing date: 29 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm with two 30 minute breaks

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

As part of this role you will be required to study towards the Carpentry & Joinery (Site Carpentry) Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard at Colchester Institute.  


Key duties will include;

  • Carrying out on site tasks as instructed by your supervisor/mentor
  • You will be learning all areas of carpentry e.g. roofing, joisting, 1st and 2nd fix, cladding, finals
  • Understanding and adhering to health and safety on site
  • Learning how to use tools correctly and safely
  • Gaining knowledge and evidence to use towards your NVQ

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good eye for detail 
  • Good maths skills 
  • Follow technical drawings and plans
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Tidy
  • Keen to learn


Desired qualifications

  • Essential: GCSE grades 3/D or above in maths and English (or equivalents)
  • All candidates will be required to complete Colchester Institute's mandatory initial assessment process before being put forward to the company. This will consist of online assessments.


Future prospects

  • To become a fully qualified carpenter. 
  • To develop skills, knowledge and expertise in all aspects of carpentry.
  • Salary will potentially go up depending on work quality.
  • Potential progression towards having a team under you or becoming a supervisor. 


Things to consider

  • You will need to travel to site so having a driving license or learning to drive is preferable. 
  • Must be resilient to the weather as some work will be outdoors. 


  • Colchester Institute – Apprenticeship Team manage the applications to this role and you will be required to complete our initial assessment process before your application gets sent onto the employer
  • Please be advised that the closing date for this role could be brought forward or extended if this vacancy receives a high number or low number of applicants and/or the company recruit before the closing date.
  • Whilst there are possible closing and start dates should you be available earlier this can be negotiated with the employer.
  • When applying to this role please factor in your transport methods and travel time/distance – will you be able to get to this role within a reasonable time, is it realistic to travel to and from this role on the salary being paid and have you researched your travel options? 

About the employer

S J Root and Co Ltd are a family run business which was started in 1996. Our office is in High Garrett Braintree. We have approximately 160 carpenters who work on sites all over the East Anglia region. We carry out all carpentry work for new build homes for developers on sites such as Redrow Homes, Bovis Homes, Persimmon Homes, Hill Partnerships, Taylor Wimpey, Bellway Homes etc. We pride ourselves in delivering a high standard of work which gives customers the quality they would expect in a new build home.




Sunnyfields Business Centre Sunnyfields Road High Garrett



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Alice Highland 01206 712059

All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus. Candidates will undertake the Carpentry & Joinery (Site Carpentry) Level 2 apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Jul 2022