Apprentice Carpenter REVELL CARPENTRY LTD

A great chance to learn Carpentry with a Carpentry business with construction projects based around the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket areas.The Apprentice Carpenter who would work alongside experienced Carpenter to learn the construction trade.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • 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.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Revell Carpentry Ltd are looking for an apprentice to give someone the opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of carpentry skills alongside a number of different trades working on new builds, renovations projects to listed buildings.

The type of work we undertake is very varied and covers all aspects of carpentry, including:

  • Timber framing
  • Roofs
  • First fixing
  • Second fixing
  • General residential renovations and maintenance projects involving Carpentry skills.

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 as their skill set improves, they will gradually be expected to undertake more complex work on their own under-supervision.

If you have the desire to work in a busy and high performing team, why not join us as our Apprentice Carpenter, simply via the apprenticeship’s vacancies website.  Although the college course won’t start until Autumn 2024, we would offer the successful applicant an employment start date in the Summer.

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 (exemptions apply).

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, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Working outside a lot in all weather conditions, some early days and some late. You must be hard working, reliable, punctual, able to work as a team member, enthusiastic and motivated. Capable of meeting the physical demands of the work – we work within domestic and commercial venues and there will be early starts on shift. Ideally the successful applicant will either a have driving licence, or be based within the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket region for pickup to work arrangements, if required. Must have a CSCS Card before staring work - this can be arranged if not already registered. Apprentice duties will be supervised by competent and qualified colleague.

About the employer

A carpentry business with construction projects based around the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket areas.








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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



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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