Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship FIRST CHOICE HOMES OLDHAM LIMITED

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) have an exciting opportunity for a brilliant, enthusiastic person to join our team as an Apprentice Joiner.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    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 to Friday, between 8.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

If you don’t see yourself sitting at a desk, or you enjoy working with your hands, this could be the ideal opportunity for you! Through a combination of college lessons and on-the-job training you will learn while you earn, working alongside a team of skilled and experienced colleagues to gain knowledge and skills working within our customers homes:

  • Repairing walls, doorframes, skirting boards or plaster damage to internal walls
  • Preparing of timber moulds for the manufacture of precast products
  • Measuring out on material from blueprints, drawings, or samples
  • Working on window and door repairs, kitchen fitting, flooring replacement and general joinery assigned tasks
  • Laying out marks


The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery qualification
  • Off the job training will take place at Oldham College 1 day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To be a fully qualified Joiner and and be in full time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Strong attention to detail, Eagerness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths plus at least 2 other subjects. (Grade A*-C 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You must either hold a full driving license or be willing and committed to gaining this in the near future

About the employer

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) own and manage around 11,500 homes and are one of the biggest employers in Oldham. We are proud to have the highest regulatory (G1/V1) rating and it is our vision improve lives, whether that is by providing our customers with safe, comfortable homes, through the social value work that we do, or by providing our colleagues with a fair deal when they are working with us.




22 Union Street


Greater Manchester


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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


Lynne O'Grady


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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