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Apprentice Bench Joiner Lee Billing

You will be working as a member of a small, friendly team learning how to make all types of joinery to include windows and doors from start to finish. Learning how to set out a job, select and prepare materials, marking out, setting up machines where necessary and finishing.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7.30am – 4.00pm with breaks at 10am-10.30am and 1.30pm-1.45pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

You will be working as a member of a small, friendly team and key duties will include:

  • Learning how to make all types of joinery to include windows and doors from start to finish
  • Learning how to set out a job
  • Selecting and preparing materials
  • Marking out
  • Setting up machines where necessary
  • Finishing

You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship with positive, constructive feedback and encouragement.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good with practical tasks

Personal qualities

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Willing to learn
  • Must have a keen interest in woodwork/joinery

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 and interview with the relevant department

Future prospects

  • Once qualified and experienced there will be a permanent position with a higher salary

Things to consider

  • This role will involve working on your feet all day


  • 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

Lee Billing Joinery is a joinery manufacturing company supplying windows, doors, etc. to the building industry and general public.


Lee Billing


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team 01206 712043

All delivered within the workplace via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

Candidates will undertake the Carpentry & Joinery (Bench Joinery) Level 2 apprenticeship standard.

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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