Wood Product Manufacturing Apprentice ARMIGER TIMBER FRAME LTD

We are recruiting for a wood machinist operative to work with us to produce variety of products from everyday joinery items for major house builders to specialised, one-off bespoke products for individuals or contractors. Training & development will be given to become fully competent using a variety of machines.

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Closing date: 22 Mar 2024

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

    Mon - Thurs, 8am - 4.30pm Fri, 8am - 1:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful applicants would manufacture timber frames used in the construction industry, producing high volume, repetitive, engineered products from timber. Presenting a wide and varied specification for both external and interior applications.  

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with customers, delivery personnel, design office, internal stores.

Wood product manufacturing operatives typically work individually but can also form part of a larger production team and will report to the production supervisor/manager.

Tasks include:

  • Read and interpret specifications, diagrams and work instructions, and following these instructions
  • How to use and gain competency in a range of machinery to perform the task/operation required including static machinery, portable powered tools and hand tools
  • Adhere to quality standards and product accreditation processes for wood product manufacture
  • Maintain machinery and log faults for repair, including greasing
  • Maintain a good level of cleanliness in working areas

The training you will be getting

Training will be provided to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Wood Product Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • · Functional Skills in maths and English (as required)

Training would be primarily conducted in the work place with frequent visits from your tutors but some training will take place periodically at our training centre (DL1 4QZ).  Here you will learn the theory and practical elements of the course, gaining the knowledge and developing skills to complete the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship may lead to full-time employment and/or further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Accurately read tape measure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 (E)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 2 (E)) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required to attend our training centre in Darlington (DL1 4QZ) and you will need to make your own way there for day release training. Travel to and from the employer, based at Unit 1 Hurworth Road, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UD. The company will remain closed over Christmas period. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

Believing in the natural beauty and abundant benefits that are inherent in Timber Frame Construction, we at Armiger Timber Frame fully embrace the use of Timber in today’s construction world. With an impressive project portfolio of Individual Self Build Housing, Private Developers & Social Housing Developments, Multi-story Apartment Block, Student Accommodation Blocks, Care Homes and Children’s Nurseries etc our customer care is second to none. We believe in building good relationships with our customers and offering help and assistance at all times to ensure their building projects are delivered successfully, on time and achieve their maximum potential. From our base in the North East of England, with its excellent road network, we are ideally placed to service the whole of the UK and would welcome the opportunity to provide Timely and Competitive quotes for any inquiries you may have.








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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


Graham Curry



Apprenticeship standard

Wood product manufacturing operative

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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