Timber Yard Operative apprentice Hymor Timber

This is a great opportunity to experience all parts of the timber yard process. You'll learn and spend quality time in each department of the company including timber sawmill, timber warehouse, timber yard and admin / sales office.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Spend time working in our timber warehouse / yard learning how to ‘pick’ timber orders and package them together for customer delivery or collection
  • Training for the ability to be licensed to drive side loader and counterbalance forklift trucks
  • Spend time working with our team of drivers assisting with deliveries
  • Spend time working in our busy sawmill learning the properties of timber, what the product is used for and handling the timber on a daily basis
  • Training on the use of woodworking machinery (eg profile moulders, cross cut saws and band saws)
  • Spend time working in our sales / admin office learning all aspects of the department from understanding technical drawings to serving customers on our trade counter
  • Showing a positive attitude and a keen willingness to learn

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2
  • Maths and English Functional Skills up to Level 2 if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time position with Hymor Timber on completion of the apprenticeship
  • Opportunity to specialise in preferred area of the business e.g. Wood Machinist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Physical fitness will be important as the job will involve some lifting and carrying. You will be working outdoors for at least some of the role

About the employer

Hymor Timber are owned by Arnold Laver & Co Ltd and are part of The National Timber Group. They provide a range of joinery quality kiln dried Hardwood, Softwood & Accoya and many other timber products on short lead times. Hymor Timber were one of the first companies in the UK to embrace F.S.C.® and P.E.F.C. Forestry Certification and are committed to sustainable forestry.


Hymor Timber


Scotia Business Park

Scotia Road



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Training provider



Ean Faragher


01782 572777

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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