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Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeship based in Letchworth Settle Group

Settle Group are looking to take on a keen, punctual person as a carpenter. Your role will be to use your skills and initiative to work both in a team and independently to deliver a proactive and responsive service to their customers and the homes they service.

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

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive salary 27 days paid holiday plus all public holiday Stakeholder pension scheme Life assurance Health Care Cash Plan

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Within this role you will:

  • Complete a carpentry apprenticeship
  • Learn how to deliver an amazing repairs service to our customers
  • Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
  • Repair or replace frames, mouldings, doors, windows, door and window ironmongery, roofing components, guttering and downpipes and window components, fencing, stud work, every day will be different
  • Understand how to form specific joints required for site carpentry work, such as mitres, butt and halving joints
  • Understand how to communicate with others and comply with instructions and directions.
  • Know how to use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.
  • Carryout all other works under a multi trade assistant to widen working knowledge and to gain experience in other areas where carpentry works may cross over

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

As part of the Carpentry and Joinery Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpentry)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*
  • *Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship training will take place at North Hertfordshire College once a week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, there may be opportunities to continue working with Settle as a full time employee.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Living and valuing our values is what defines and differentiates us as a business that balances profit and purpose. That’s about trusting each other to want to do the best we can; working together with a simple and straightforward approach to get the best out of our colleagues and for our customers the right service every time. We are creative, trying out new ideas and new ways of working. You will embrace the future, constantly challenging yourself and others about what we do and how we do things to drive a better business.

About the employer

In 2003 the council homes in North Hertfordshire were transferred to a new housing association with the aim of improving tenants’ homes and creating the capability to build more affordable housing. In 2018 we became settle. The change reflects how we have evolved as an organisation with a clear identity and a passion for delivering more high-quality affordable homes. As the name suggests we want customers to be able to settle – to find somewhere they can establish themselves, create a life, a community and prosper. Getting the basics right, creating a great customer experience and delivering new homes to meet local needs are what makes settle a great housing association. This doesn’t happen by chance – we focus on neighbourhoods, helping with employment and support and by tackling loneliness. The commitment, passion and care that our colleagues demonstrate every day is what makes us special. We are proud to work in social housing, we care deeply about the lives of our tenants and how we can help.


Settle Group


Blackhorse Road

Letchworth Garden City



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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: 15 Aug 2022