Apprentice Carpenter HOLLAND & REILLY LTD

Holland & Reilly have an exciting opportunity for Apprentice Carpenters to join our team, with long-term projects situated in the Ely area. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance and develop carpentry skills covering all aspects of carpentry whilst working for a busy and well-skilled team.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay scale £6.40 per hour depending on experience & position. Wages will be discussed at interview according to previous experience, training and reviewed with progression.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - some early days and some late working patterns within the contracted hours of work/ plus day release college study.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

At Holland & Reilly, we look to invest in the up-skilling and development of our apprentices, ensuring competency and compliance to industry standards, in turn we will look to offer additional training where appropriate to give you the skills you need to deliver the service required.

Working alongside qualified carpenters as mentors, the successful applicants will be offered on a full-time apprenticeship post, working 40 hours per week covering all aspects of Carpentry;

  • Roofs
  • Joists
  • First & Second Fix

If you have the desire to work in a busy and high-performing, why not join us as our Apprentice Carpenter, simply via the apprenticeship’s vacancies website. Although the college course won’t start until Autumn 2023, we have an immediate starts available.

The training you will be getting

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, Hard working


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 starting work (this can be arranged if not already registered). Working outside a lot in all weather conditions. Looking for candidates that can source transportation to Littleport & Ely areas. Good Maths & English is preferred but not essential, a good work ethic is a must.

About the employer

Holland & Reilly Ltd currently hold contracts in Littleport & Ely in Cambridgeshire with major housing developers for over 1000 houses with 5+ years of work.




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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



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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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