We are currently looking for candidates who are interested in becoming apprentices and joining the carpentry sector of the building world. This will be a 2-year course where you'll work under the guidance and direction of an experienced carpenter or craftsperson, you’ll carry out all aspects of carpentry from new build homes to refurbishments.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The first year will be paid at £5.50 an hour and the second year the wage will increase to the national minimum wage!

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm with breaks and this will be 1 day a week at college. The rest of the week will be spent on site gaining valuable experience.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learn the process of understanding drawings and work in accordance with specifications
  • Take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed
  • Follow Health & Safety policy and procedures, including the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) where needed.
  • Use various tools, equipment and materials safely

Installation of the following: 

  • Joists
  • Roofing
  • First fixing
  • Window installation
  • Cladding
  • Decking
  • Second fixing
  • Kitchen installation
  • Finals 

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

During this course you will be attending college once a week with the rest of the week spent on site. This course will be 2 years and once it's completed you will gain your Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the apprenticeship scheme, the newly qualified carpenter can be taken on as a subcontractor and get a further 1 year of guidance from our dedicated apprenticeship team to ensure your experience is rounded for a bright career in carpentry!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Logical, Initiative, Can work as part of a team, Good communication skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Minimum grade at D/3 or Level1) Desired
Other CSCS Card (Grade This is required for site work) Essential

About the employer

PGM Carpentry manages the carpentry requirements across over 40 new build sites including the whole of Essex, Suffolk and London. We strive on making sure our work is up to standards and take pride in making sure our workforce is taken care of!




Great Dunmow



Joshua Horgan


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Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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