Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship P.G.M. CARPENTRY CONTRACTORS LTD

We are currently looking for candidates who are interested in becoming apprentices and joining the carpentry sector of the building world. This will be a 3-year course where you'll work under the guidance and direction of an experienced carpenter or craftsperson, you’ll carry out all aspects of carpentry from new build homes to refurbishments.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    For the 1st year it will be the apprenticeship minimum wage but the 2nd year it goes to the national minimum 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

    Our work week is Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm but you will have 1 day a week at college.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn the process of understanding drawings and work in accordance with specifications
  • Take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed
  • Follow health & safety policy and procedures, including the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) where needed
  • Use various tools, equipment and materials safely

Installation of the following:

  • Joists
  • Roofing
  • First fixing
  • Window installation
  • Cladding
  • Decking
  • Second fixing
  • Kitchen installation
  • Finals 

The training you will be getting

During this course you will be attending college once a week with the rest of the week spent on site. The college course will be 2 years and once it's completed you will gain your Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and spend the final year as an improver honing your skills!

Functional skills level 2 in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once the apprenticeship has been completed you will be able a fully qualified carpenter and have the option to stay on with us as a subcontractor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Minimum Level 3) Desired
Other CSCS Card (Grade This is required for site work) Essential

About the employer

PGM Carpentry manages the carpentry requirements across over 40 new build sites including the whole of Essex, Suffolk and London. We strive on making sure our work is up to standards and take pride in making sure our workforce is taken care of!




Radwinter Road

Saffron Walden

CB10 2JP


Joshua Horgan


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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

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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