Carpentry Apprentice Foreshaw Building Services

The successful applicant will be working with an experienced carpenter who will start off your journey of carpentry. This apprenticeship will teach everything you need to know with full on-site training and support. Role will include cutting and shaping timber, assisting the carpenter with general tasks such preparation and clearing away, installing a variety of wooden structures.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 08:00am to 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards, and window frames
  • Installation of pre-assembled high specification joinery and furniture
  • Fitting wooden structures, like staircases, partition walls, door sets and associated ironmongery
  • Installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards, and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
  • Provide support and assistance to one or more skilled carpenters
  • General work assisting the carpenter including site preparation and clearance
  • Maintaining general site tidiness and assisting as directed by the carpenter
  • Learn and practice essential carpentry skills on the job
  • Maintain a safe work environment

The training you will be getting

On programme training:

  • Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • A knowledge assessment (exam)
  • A practical skills assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness, Punctual, Time-keeping skills, Strong work ethic


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

About the employer

Foreshaw Building Services Limited is a leading maintenance and refurbishment company. We as a company pride ourselves on delivering a high quality service to meet our client’s requirements and expectations. Service is ‘key’. We pride ourselves on having a great team to help deliver our range of services to schools, colleges, FM companies, Heritage Buildings, Hospitals and Local Government departments to name a few, as well as the domestic sector. Our goals are to broaden our range of services whilst continuing to maintain the Foreshaw level of service, to enable us to gain new clients and to retain our existing valued clients.


Foreshaw Building Services





SE26 4QP

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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


Harley Waite


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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