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.
Closing date: 15 Jan 2023
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.
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
23 Jan 2023
13 Sep 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Carpentry and joinery
Level 2 (GCSE)
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