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Apprentice Carpenter - REVELL CARPENTRY LTD



13th December 2023

Employer description

Revell is a carpentry business with construction projects based around the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket areas. This is a great chance to learn Carpentry with a Carpentry business with construction projects based around the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket areas.  The Apprentice Carpenter who would work alongside experienced Carpenter to learn the construction trade.

Main description

Revell Carpentry Ltd are looking for an apprentice to give someone the opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of carpentry skills alongside a number of different trades working on new builds, renovations projects to listed buildings.

The type of work we undertake is very varied and covers all aspects of carpentry, including:

  • Timber framing
  • Roofs
  • First fixing
  • Second fixing
  • General residential renovations and maintenance projects involving Carpentry skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Initially an apprentice will be taught the basic skills required to carry out general carpentry work, for example learning to use tools confidently and getting used to the materials that they will use regularly.

This will be achieved by shadowing and being mentored, asking questions, and working closely alongside the company owner, and as their skill set improves, they will gradually be expected to undertake more complex work on their own under-supervision.

If you have the desire to work in a busy and high performing team, why not join us as our Apprentice Carpenter, simply via the apprenticeship’s vacancies website.  Although the college course won’t start until Autumn 2024, we would offer the successful applicant an employment start date in the Summer.

Training to be provided

The practical training period of the Carpentry apprenticeship is the time dedicated to the development of the knowledge, skills, and behaviours for which includes the following components;

On-programme assignments and assessments
Practical assessments
Workplace portfolio of evidence
English and Maths (exemptions apply).

Day release at Cambridge campus and working alongside qualified, friendly and a small team of professionally trained/ experienced Carpenters. 

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. The knowledge side would be provided via day release workshop attendance, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

Entry requirements

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3 or D) Essential

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Things to consider

  • Working outside a lot in all weather conditions, some early days and some late.
  • You must be hard working, reliable, punctual, able to work as a team member, enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Capable of meeting the physical demands of the work – we work within domestic and commercial venues and there will be early starts on shift.
  • Ideally the successful applicant will either a have driving licence, or be based within the Saffron Walden, Cambridge, and Newmarket region for pickup to work arrangements, if required.
  • Must have a CSCS Card before staring work - this can be arranged if not already registered.
  • Apprentice duties will be supervised by competent and qualified colleague.

Future prospects

Becoming a fully qualified carpenter, going on to complete Level 3 in Carpentry with Cambridge Regional College
Making valuable contacts within the industry

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/03/2024




This job is located in STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD, HAVERHILL, Suffolk

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