Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 2 BAKERS OF DANBURY HERITAGE LTD

The Site Carpentry Apprenticeship course is designed to provide the relevant training and education required to become a successful site carpenter. Practical and theory sessions at the College are teamed with work-based experience and training in order to achieve a Diploma alongside an NVQ Level 2 in site carpentry.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 from Spring 2023

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm, 1 day at College (usually Tuesdays from 8.30am)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with the guidance and instruction from a mentor the site work could involve first fixing work including install timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, install straight flights of stairs and erect timber stud partitions. Install handrails and spindles to straight flights of stairs.
  • Carry out second fixing work including install service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments, side hung doors, ironmongery and timber mouldings. 
  • Also fitting doors, lining, frames, skirting and architrave, windows and staircases, studwork, pipe casting, floor joists and trussed rafter roofs, this is depending on required works at each site, also keeping the site clean and tidy and helping to unload materials and store in a tidy manner site store.

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

Level 2 qualification

1 day in College, 4 days reporting to the company workshop/office - then able to join teams for a lift to site projects.

Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Bakers are willing to support further training and development for committed employees

As a company known for combining traditional methods and skills with new techniques, it is important we ensure those traditional methods and skills continue to be passed down through the generations of our workforce.  Our apprentices are an important part of ensuring Bakers of Danbury exist for another century at least. Over time successful apprentices could work towards a position of Site Supervisor who oversee all trades working on site and liaise with both the Clients and Architects, or even Contract Manager where you will be responsible for pricing tender submissions and overseeing material purchasing and managing the site

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A*-C or 9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Travelling to/from our yard is a requirement and for any non-drivers we try to arrange lifts with other van drivers. You will be required to arrive at our yard in time to get a lift with others usually this would be at 7:00 am ready for work on site at 7:30am.

About the employer

Established over 140 years ago, Bakers of Danbury provide high quality craftsmanship. We have a directly employed team of carpenters, bricklayers, joiners, stonemasons and other tradesmen. Our projects include new builds and refurbishment in the educational, commercial, housing and health sectors as well as repair, conservation and restoration of historic listed buildings, churches and ancient monuments. We have a specialist insurance repairs division that works with insurance companies, specialist loss adjusters and engineers to repair structural faults in buildings.








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Training provider



Stewart Hamilton

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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