Course Overview

As an apprentice carpenter/joiner, you will receive comprehensive training in a variety of skills such as manufacturing joinery, site carpentry, bench carpentry and specialist joinery. The work of a carpenter/joiner is varied and you could find yourself working for a joinery manufacturing company or site carpentry firm.

What will I achieve?

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Joinery plus the Site or Bench Diploma/Technical Certificate
• Functional Skills
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Advanced Level Apprenticeship:

• City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery plus the Advanced Site or Bench Diploma/Technical Certificate
• Functional Skills
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What training will I receive?

The training covers the use of hand tools such as saws, hammers, chisels etc and power tools such as drills, jigsaws etc. You may find that your training as a carpenter/joiner involves travel to different
locations from building sites to domestic homes. You will be trained in a highly practical job under the guidance of an experienced carpenter/joiner. If you are following an Apprenticeship programme, you will attend a day release at college with a minimal amount of block release.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills
• We operate an equality and diversity policy
• All employers are appraised for health and safety
• We will visit you regularly during your training
• Your training will be full and varied

Case Study

Colin Booth at H & S Joinery

I have gained a high level of skill as a Bench Joiner achieving levels 2 and 3. This has given me the confidence to develop to my full potential and has enabled me to work my way up within the company. I am now a team leader and look after a small team of Bench Joiners and Apprentices. My skills have given me the ability to produce a high standard of Bespoke Joinery products including spiral staircases, counters, doors and windows. Often these are for exclusive establishments. I was recently involved in manufacturing products for the Shard in London which was a very satisfying experience as I project managed the job from start to finish.