Apprentice Bench Joinery Operative JEPHSONS SHOPFITTERS LTD

Come and join a team which already invests heavily in apprentices where you will be based in our workshop and learn alongside senior joiners to manufacture shop fitting items from hardwood, softwood, laminate and MDF.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 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

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:30. Friday, 08:00 - 15:30. 30 mins for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Apprentice Bench Joiner will be based in our workshop in Mansfield and the successful candidates main duties will include:

  • Working alongside senior Joiners to develop joinery skills including the use of hand and power tools
  • Manufacturing shop fitting items such as doors, door frames & architraves, carcass units, trash bins, toilet ducts & panels, shelving and shop counters
  • Working with various hardwoods & softwoods, MDF, laminates and solid surfaces
  • General workshop and yard housekeeping including emptying dust extractor

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Wood Product Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard qualification, including Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
  • You will experience a blended learning model.
  • This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our construction campus in NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This company are committed to continuous personal development and to maintaining your skills. They will do this using a variety of training methods which may include apprenticeships at higher levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E) Essential

About the employer

Jephsons is an award-winning interior fit-out specialist providing first-class services to the food retail, hospitality and catering industries. Come to us and get over 40 years' manufacturing and fit-out experience with a reputation for attention to detail, high quality and a commitment to on-time, to budget project management.







NG18 5GX

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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



01623 900798

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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