Apprentice Bench Joiner KINGERLEE LIMITED

Apprentice bench joiner required for a well-established joinery business working in a modern workshop, with a highly skilled versatile team. The applicant will experience a wide variety of bespoke joinery including cabinetry, windows, doors, stairs amongst other items with no two weeks or projects being the same.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary is dependent on experience, but will range from £14,560 to 16,120, this will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Working week

    Under 18 Mon- Fri, 07:30 – 16:00 (30 mins for Lunch) otherwise Mon - Fri, 07:30 -16:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The applicant will learn all aspects of bespoke joinery including:

  • Machining
  • Assembly
  • Site installation including setting out
  • Reading drawings with an involvement in glass
  • Ironmongery and finishes

You will work closely with our production manager and the other joiners in the team to develop your skills further.

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

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 1 day per week for 18 months)
  • Approximately 5 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths

End Point Assessment:

  • Multiple choice knowledge test
  • Practical test
  • Professional discussion based on a portfolio of evidence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This role may become permanent for the right candidate with lots of potential for future career progression and personal development. There may also be the opportunity to progress onto a more advanced level apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, manual dexterity, Aptitude for woodworking, Genuine interest in joinery, Ability to listen


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C 9/4 or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus. This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions. As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216. Qualification checks By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.81 per hour from April 2022 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. Starting rate of £6.00 per hour, 25 days paid holiday plus paid Bank Holidays. Pension scheme available. PPE and uniform supplied. Position open to all ages. Kingerlee is an Equal Opportunities Employer

About the employer

Kingerlee Joinery is a well-established traditional, bespoke joinery company based in oxford producing a wide range of high end bespoke joinery items not only for Kingerlee Ltd but external clients and contractors across oxford and surrounding counties.




Thomas House

Langford Locks



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Training provider



Nairne Barker

01235 541111

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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