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A fantastic opportunity for an apprentice Carpenter on a large construction site, gaining a good basis in, predominantly, second fix carpentry whilst studying towards a Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery qualification. Once finished on site, further placements through TrAC will enable you to focus on First and Second Fix carpentry.

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

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm with 2 half hour breaks

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a great opportunity for someone to become an apprentice Carpenter.

Working as part of a team subcontracting for a major contractor, we have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to be involved in the Carpentry on a large construction site, whilst studying towards a Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship qualification. This placement will give you a good basis in Second Fix Carpentry. Once the team complete on site, TrAC will move you to a further placement where you will be able to focus on First and Second Fix carpentry.

Onsite training and experience will be complemented by an Apprenticeship programme of training.

The tasks involved in this role will include:

• General work assisting the carpenter including site preparation, clearance and maintaining general site tidiness as directed.
• Assisting in building and installations, inspections, removal, replacement, and repair of works in progress.
• As directed by the Line Manager to assist with storage, lifting, fetching supplies, unload, checking deliveries, and undertaking tasks.
• Receive training so that you can assist with identifying hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair; to ensure compliance with agreed codes, law, working practices and health and safety.
• Measuring, marking up, cutting, shaping, fitting and finishing timber as directed by the team.
• Depending on H&S regulations, using a range of hand and power tools to complete works where necessary.
• Drawing and working out technical calculations where required.
• Fitting interiors, such as staircases, doors, skirting boards, cupboards, kitchens, ironmongery, window boards. These works are site upon site dependent and not always required
• Attend site briefings, meetings, toolbox talks, inductions, team meetings and raise any concerns that you have with the Line Manager.
• Assisting with tablet-based work including and not limited to taking photos for fire door reporting, assisting with general site based paperwork, taking photos of completed works and completing quality delivery forms.
. • Carry out relevant trade duties on responsive and planned works as requested to client specifications.
• Work to allocated times and schedules for the project.
• Work as part of a team and use materials safely.
• Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
• Take part in the apprentice review process and complete any training required and be capable of working independently in the final year of the apprenticeship.

At the end of the Level 3 Apprenticeship, TrAC will work with you to ensure that you either progress on to a higher apprenticeship or into full time permanent employment.


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training will be delivered on site with a combination of online lessons and onsite visits from Training Provider and will lead to a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On succesful completion of this appreticeship there is the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Apprenticeship, or move into full time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Committed, Strong work ethic


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired
Other CSCS (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

The successful candidate will have a good head for heights an be willing to work outdoors in all weather.

About the employer

TrAC runs a Shared Apprenticeship scheme and employs Apprentices for the duration of their programme and places them with host companies in their local area.




64 St. Anns


IG11 7AE


Sue Appleby


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Training provider


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: 19 Aug 2022