Apprentice – Cabinet Maker/Bench Joiner THE CHESHIRE KITCHEN COMPANY LIMITED

The Cheshire Kitchen Company are a family run business who have been established for nearly 15 years. We are bespoke kitchen and furniture designers and manufacturers based near Tarporley, Cheshire. We have a showroom premises in Clotton as well as our workshop premises and design studio which is located in Utkinton.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,980.80 to £21,415.68

    £6.40 p/h

    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

    Day release (one day in college, the rest of the time Spent with employer 30 hours min 40 hours max) mon - friday around 8am - 4pm to be discussed at interview stage

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000249612

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We are currently looking for an Apprentice Cabinet Maker/Bench Joiner to join our team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working individual who is eager to learn and takes pride in their work.   The role will involve all aspects of bespoke kitchen and furniture manufacture.

Jobs will include -

•        Studying Plans and Specifications: As a cabinet maker apprentice, you’ll study plans, specifications, or drawings of articles to be made. This involves understanding the design and dimensions of the furniture or cabinets you’ll be creating.

•        Trimming Joints and Fitting Parts: You’ll be responsible for preparing specifications, trimming joints, and fitting parts and subassemblies together to form complete units. This includes ensuring that the pieces fit precisely and securely.

•        Creating and Maintaining Records: In addition to hands-on work, cabinet maker apprentices may also create and maintain records of the work they’ve done. This documentation helps track progress and ensures quality control.

•        Selecting Materials: Understanding and selecting timber and timber products for furniture production is another essential skill. You’ll learn about different types of wood and their properties.

•        Measuring and Drawing Site Layouts: Cabinet maker apprentices measure and draw site layouts for manufactured furniture. This step is crucial for accurate assembly and installation.

•        Installing Hardware: You’ll also gain experience in selecting and installing hardware for furnishings, such as handles and hinges.

•        Hand finishing:  Hand finishing of items 

•        Edgebanding:  Use of automatic edgebanding machine to apply appropriate edges to materials.  

General duties:  Assisting with general workshop house keeping – always ensuring that the workshop is kept clean, tidy and organised.  Assisting with deliveries to and from site as required.  

The training you will be getting

Training

•Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship.

•The employer will give guidance and support throughout

•Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period

•This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT

- Day release (one day in college, the rest of the time

Spent with employer 30 hours min 40 hours max)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After successful completion of an apprenticeship, there would be the opportunity for full-time employment in the role of Bench Joiner/Cabinet Maker within the company. Further down the line, there could be potential for progression into a Workshop/Production Manager role.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English (Grade 4 / C or Above) Desired

Things to consider

Please be aware if you do not have a 4/C or above in your GCSE maths/English you will be required to sit functional skills along side your apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Cheshire Kitchen Company are a family run business who have been established for nearly 15 years. We are bespoke kitchen and furniture designers and manufacturers based near Tarporley, Cheshire. We have a showroom premises in Clotton as well as our workshop premises and design studio which is located in Utkinton. We design and manufacture kitchens and all types of bespoke furniture, such as bedrooms, media walls, dining tables etc, bars/drinks units etc.

Employer

THE CHESHIRE KITCHEN COMPANY LIMITED

Address

Fishers Green

Utkinton

Tarporley

CW6 0JG

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Training

Training provider

REASEHEATH COLLEGE

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

Contact

ellie@thecheshirekitchencompany.com

01829 781 666

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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