Wood Machining Apprentice CHARLES YORKE LTD

Join our busy bespoke furniture making team, learning all the skills required to make beautiful furniture. Learn to cut and machine hardwood timber and composite sheet materials to a specific size and shape as per detailed specification, reading AutoCad drawings and cut sheets.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 16:00

    Total hours per week: 34

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Waste management
  • Operating various traditional and CNC controlled wood working machinery.
  • Producing dovetailed drawer boxes, 5 piece doors, mason’s mitred cabinet front frames.
  • Saw and cutter changing.
  • Manual handling of timbers and sheet materials.
  • To undertake any other duties that may be required at any time.
  • To comply with COSHH and health and safety regulations at all times.
  • To ensure products are of a high quality finish at all times.

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

Level 2 Wood Product Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes Wood Product Manufacturing Operative L2.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Construction campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Time management, Smart professional appearance, Self motivated and reliable, Confidence meeting & speaking, Interest in wood work


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Desired

About the employer

Charles Yorke Ltd combine traditional cabinet making techniques with modern technology to create inspiring furniture from the very traditional through to the contemporary. Using the finest materials and finishes every piece is individually designed and made for each of our clients.







NG17 7LA

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider



Leah Docherty


01623 900718

Apprenticeship standard

Wood product manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.