Overview

Do you have a passion to work in the construction industry? Do you enjoy practical, hands on work? Then a Carpentry or Joinery Apprenticeship is for you.

You will train to become either a joiner, who is essentially someone who makes products from wood, or a carpenter who installs or repairs products. Traditionally, joiners work in workshops, producing the components for carpenters to install on site.

As an apprentice, you will receive comprehensive training in a variety of skills and work in a highly practical job under the guidance of an experienced carpenter or joiner. Your training will also cover the use of hand tools such as saws, hammers, chisels, and power tools such as drills and jigsaws. It may be that your training as a carpenter or joiner involves travel to different locations, especially building sites and homes.

Apprenticeships

Level 2
Level 3

What training will I receive?

You’ll receive real-life training from experienced staff within your workplace, and be visited regularly by a specialist NLTG Tutor. Your Tutor will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship, making sure you develop the skills needed for your job role. As part of your Apprenticeship, you will need to complete a Maths and/or English qualification at Level 1 (ie Grade D/3) if you do not already have these qualifications. Depending on your Apprenticeship, you may also need to study an ICT qualification. Your NLTG Tutor will provide you with support and guidance.

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.