The successful applicant will work and learn the skills of the trade, there is an expectation that you will take on board multiple tasks over time to become competent in producing high-quality joinery items.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You may use facilities and equipment that you are trained on for personal projects and purchase materials at cost price. Increased starting wages will be considered for persons applying who have already gained some skills or experience.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm, with time to attend college.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will be trained on how to use and maintain power tools and eventually powdered woodwork machinery safely in the manufacture of joinery items
  • Training will also be given on CAD software
  • Assembling frames
  • Mortising
  • Measuring 
  • Stock control 
  • Assisting qualified staff with their duties 
  • Keeping a safe working environment 
  • Meeting customers 
  • Going to sites to fit joinery (customers' homes) 
  • Prepping joinery for a variety of finishes and applying them 

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

Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will spend 1 day per week in our college workshop at the Leek Campus, college transport is available
  • You will also be visited in your workplace by your college assessor mentor every 6 weeks
  • If you have not achieved GCSE maths & English at grade C/4 or above you will be required to sit Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship. We offer a 6-week fast track program for apprentices, please contact the college if you would like more information about this

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Reliable, Ability to learn from peers, An interest in the industry, A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider if becoming a joiner is 'for you' before applying. Please consider how you will get to work each day.

About the employer

Here at Brooks we pride ourselves on producing our joinery products to the highest standards. Drawing on experience from more than one generation, we utilise the very best traditional methods along with the benefits of modern technology.




Brookside Works

New Road, Whaley Bridge

High Peak

SK23 7JG

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and joinery

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023