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Apprentice Carpenter THE LOFT ROOM PEOPLE LTD

We are looking for an apprentice site carpenter to join our growing team. You will be working on loft conversions from the planning process and throughout the build. The successful candidate will learn and acquire the skills necessary to become a competent Carpenter.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Start and finish times can vary. If there are some days where we over-run and a task needs to be completed as a matter of urgency, time off in lieu is offered.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.30am onsite ready for an 8.00am start – 4.00pm (this can sometimes vary) If there are some days where we over-run and a task needs to be completed as a matter of urgency, time off in lieu is offered.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The apprentice will be working alongside a team of carpenters, helping to cut timber and other materials to size, helping to install joists, studs, ply etc.
  • Duties will be wide ranging and include labouring
  • The apprentice will be expected to help keep a tidy and safe site and to look after any tools, to help maintain them so they do not get damaged or broken
  • Ensuring batteries are kept charged for the cordless tools, keeping cables for extension leads and tools safe and untangled
  • One major factor is that due to this type of work, we will be working in
    client's homes, with the owner's still in residence; hence our apprentice must be polite and respectful when they meet the customer and treat the client’s home with great care

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

  • Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard
  • The Apprentice will be required to undertake apprenticeship training at Harlow College
  • This occupation is found in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector
  • The construction industry is central to creating the homes, schools, hospitals, energy and transport infrastructure society needs
  • There is growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the need for new homes
  • The broad purpose of the occupation is working with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components
  • This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. All work needs to be carried out safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified
  • A Site Carpenter will prepare and install basic building components e.g. doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units and erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, as well as repairs to our client's portfolio of stock

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is a chance of a permanent post
  • Our aim is to work with the apprentice and teach them the skills so that in the future they are able to head their own team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Enthusiasm/Motivation, Punctual, Trustworthy


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You must be able to get to various locations. Must Drive & have own vehicle. Basic tools & tool belt.

About the employer

The Loft Room People are a family run business. We have been operating in the industry for over 20 Years and as a result have a vast wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon for all types of loft conversions.




93 Woodside Green

Gt. Hallingbury

Bishops Stortford

CM22 7UL

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Training provider



Kellie Tighe


Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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