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 they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on your current level and abilities you will take one of the following routes:

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 they 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.