We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Joiner, to work alongside our experienced repairs operatives in various teams. You will learn a range of skills and gain a great deal of on the job experience throughout your apprenticeship, including first and second fixing (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists).

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Closing date: 11 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Wage, depending on the candidate's age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday – 8am to 4pm Friday – 8am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Undertake a period of training to acquire the skills to be able to carry out Joinery work to the required standard.  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.
  • Work within various Repair teams and shadow other operatives.
  • Complete a weekly timesheet and other paperwork associated with your role.
  • At all times wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment relative to the task.
  • To attend all college and training courses and progressing through and applying the learning, training and experience.
  • Participate in Derby Homes Performance Review Scheme.
  • Comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the Apprentice post.

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

  • Carpentry & Joinery Level 2. 
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the workplace. 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After a successful performance for level 2, there is the potential to be offered a further apprenticeship to progress to level 3. There is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship however opportunities and vacancies will arise which Apprentices can apply for.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Joinery skills


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
Other Construction based qualification (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Due to R.P.E. requirements, all new Trade Operative posts from February 2018 are to be advertised as clean shaven with the exception of faith or religious beliefs which require the individual to have facial hair or prevent shaving or an employee has a medical reason why they cannot shave. This must be supported by a letter from a GP or other medical practitioner. Derby Homes have a duty to protect our employees from all types of construction dust, the masks used are closely fitted to faces and facial hair can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the protection. Opportunity to join Local Government Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, reduced gym membership and college travel expenses will be reimbursed. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

About the employer

Derby Homes Limited is an arm's length management organisation (ALMO) created by Derby City Council to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates. The organisation is non-profit making and it does not pay dividends to any shareholders. It is 100% owned and controlled by Derby City Council. Our mission statement is "High quality services for people, homes and communities."




839 London Road



DE24 8UZ

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Training provider



Amy Hitch

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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