Carpentry Apprentice HAWES CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Working along side our small team, the successful candidate will be trained in all elements of carpentry, including first fix, second fix and roofing . You will be with us as your employer 4 days a week and college one day for 18 months. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working on all aspects of carpentry and general building including:

  • First fix
  • Second fix
  • Installation of straight partitions 
  • Roofing

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

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time, at Bicester Construction Skills Centre (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
  • Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship Standard

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?

  • Full time employment may be an option if the candidate is successful

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Trustworthy, Hard Working, Timekeeping skills, Practical Skills, Polite


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C 9/4 or equivalent) Desired
Other Driving Licence (Grade Full) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants without a driving license and access to own vehicle will not be considered, as you will need to be able to get yourself to site, and move from different sites throughout the working day on some occasions. 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 £5.28 per hour from April 2023 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.

About the employer

Small building company specialising in extensions and refurbishments.




138-144 London Road



OX33 1JH

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Training provider



Nairne Barker

01235 216216

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

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