You will read drawings to understand what is required to enable a build. You will learn about joisting and roofing, 1st, 2nd and Final fix. Learn to use tools of the trade, ensuring all work complies with the standards and procedures and that you abide by the safety rules.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm with half an hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To carry out a range of carpentry and joinery works throughout the build process
  • To carry out installation of various household components, i.e. doors, frames, skirting etc
  • Ensuring the work is completed to a high standard. To attend college and complete all coursework

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

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and block release college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Carpentry and Joinery L2 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive NRQ L2 Site Carpentry qualification. Functional Skills in Maths and English may also be required depending on current level. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

WMS would like to offer a full-time permanent position to the right applicant - after successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the requirements of this role own transport is desirable, however, a full driving licence is required. You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

WMS are a leading contractor in the Southwest delivering all types of projects including property refurbishments, painting, decorating, responsive maintenance, heritage, commercial and planned and cyclical projects. An ISO 9001 and 14001 registered company WMS hold the esteemed “investors in people” accreditation, they pride themselves on a personal approach to customer service, offering a service that is tailored to fit the individual requirements of clients, residents, and end users alike. WMS deliver an eclectic mix of trade disciplines for clients including Housing Associations, District and County Councils, Block Management Companies, Surveyors, Architects, Consultancies and Developers with operatives exposed to all elements of their trade. With offices in North Devon, South Devon, Cornwall and Somerset WMS have grown their business incrementally and are one the most successful contractors of their type in the West Country. WMS have a history of employing locally and developing their people, a family-owned business WMS are a friendly non corporate business who value openness, integrity and enthusiasm.




Unit 37

Glenmore Business Park

Yeovil, Somerset

BA22 8XG

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Training provider



wendy Jenkins


Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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