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Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice - Site Pathway London Borough of Islington

Islington Council offers a wide range of high-quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities, and a competitive salary. Our carpentry site pathway consists of a 2.5 year opportunity to build on your practical skills, whilst working towards a carpentry apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, hours and shift patterns to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working as an Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner (Site Pathway) you will:

  • Work individually and as part of a team to respond to customer’s requests effectively and efficiently and work alongside our team of qualified carpenters to carry out a range a carpentry tasks in resident’s homes such as repairing or replacing doors, windows, fences, gates, locks, kitchen components.
  • With the guidance of mentors use problem-solving skills to decide the best way to carry repairs.
  • Under the guidance of mentors, ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with council policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to general housekeeping standards after work is completed.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with your own team and with others we work alongside and to whom we provide services.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Within your role you will:

  • Complete a Level 2, Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship (site pathway), funded by the Council. This will be a blended learning approach which will include self-study and going to college whilst completing tasks in the workplace. Time will be given to you to support your development
  • Join the apprenticeship personal and professional development programme

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After you have successfully completed your  apprenticeship you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9) Essential
Other Carpentry (Grade level 1) Desired

About the employer

We're determined to make Islington more equal. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.


London Borough of Islington


33-37 Brewery Road


N7 9QH

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Applicants should complete the application form on the council website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jun 2022