Apprentice Carpenter would work along experienced small of carpenters, to learn the construction trade across the Greater City of Cambridge region. Using timber products to create and install building components.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We will offer all new recruits: 20 days holiday (Including Bank Holidays) Ongoing product training and support.

    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 to Friday 40 hours per week - some early days and some late working patterns within the contracted hours of work/ plus day release college study. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

With mentoring support, the type of work we undertake is very varied and covers all aspects of site carpentry, including:

  • Timber framing
  • Roofs
  • First fixing
  • Second fixing
  • Kitchens

Responsibilities and Duties:

Initially an apprentice will be taught the basic skills required to carry out general carpentry work, for example learning to use tools confidently and getting used to the materials that they will use regularly.

This will be achieved by shadowing and being mentored, asking questions and working closely alongside the company owner and team as their skill set improves, they will gradually be expected to undertake more complex work on their own.

The training you will be getting

Carpentry and joinery L2 apprenticeship standard

The practical training period of the Carpentry apprenticeship is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours for which includes the following components;

  • On-programme assignments and assessments 
  • Practical assessments
  • Workplace portfolio of evidence
  • English and Maths at Level 1 must be achieved and take the English and maths test at Level 2.

Day release at Cambridge campus and working alongside qualified, friendly and a small team of professionally trained/ experienced Carpenters. 

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. The knowledge side would be provided via day release workshop attendance, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Becoming a fully qualified carpenter, going on to complete Level 3 in Carpentry with Cambridge Regional College. Making valuable contacts within the industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Must have a CSCS Card before staring work (this can be arranged if not already registered). Working outside a lot in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Founded in 2015, Andrew Klimke Carpentry, a site carpentry small business located in Cambridge that has built a successful reputation in services to their clients across the region.







CB22 5AU

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience



01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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