Carpentry level 2 apprenticeship P DEARE CARPENTRY & JOINERY LTD

Phil Deare Carpentry Ltd are looking for a hardworking, reliable and passionate Carpentry apprentice to join their experienced team in and around Exeter. Phil Deare is a very experienced company that has taken on many apprentices throughout the years working to teach them new skills and develop the ones they already have.

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Closing date: 01 Sep 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

    Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Wages: £192.40 per week, based on 40 hours per week. Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprenticeship in Carpentry consists of:

  • Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Standard (Site)
  • Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test - CSCS Test
  • As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training
  • Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical

The training you will be getting

  • Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 qualification
  • Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical.
  • As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
  • As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.
  • Functional Skills in English and maths will be available if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right learner, and progress onto level 3.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 1-9) Desired

Things to consider

You must be a good team player with the motivation to succeed within a busy construction industry. The successful applicant will need to be reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in the carpentry sector.

About the employer

Phil Deare is the owner and runs a highly experienced Company with all aspects of the construction industry. Phil Deare is based in exeter but has apprentices in Plymouth and surrounding areas. At present 95% of Phil Deare workload is based on renovating and maintaining social housing throughout Plymouth, exeter, paigton, and newton abbott.They have undertaken and completed many projects in the past both large and small, completing all projects on time to a very high level of workmanship, which you would expect from a team with many years of experience and knowledge. Phil Deare Ltd have previously been very involved with supporting learners through work experience and/or their apprenticeships and are passionate about providing opportunities to those who want to start a career in Carpentry. They have had apprentices in the past and currently.




Western Wood Way

Langage Business Park, Plympton



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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


Skills Group


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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