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Apprentice Joiner - Precision Carpentry and Joinery

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13th May 2021

Employer Description

Our company has a joinery shop that makes windows, doors, stairs, kitchens, fitted furniture and one off pieces which are then fitted by the site team. We also offer a full onsite side of the company including roofs, 1st and 2nd fix as well as working on listed buildings using traditional methods. In the last 5 years we have also started to do building works and cover other areas of the building trade.

Main description

Our company has a joinery shop that makes windows, doors, stairs, kitchens, fitted furniture and one off pieces which are then fitted by the site team. There is an opportunity for an apprentice joiner to join the team.

Main responsibilities:

Help set up, maintain and operate joinery machinery.
Help with holding/supporting materials.
Loading out materials.
Helping joiners perform tasks.
Shadowing experienced Joiners in the joinery shop and occasional on site.
Measuring and cutting to length materials.
Cleaning up at the end of every day.
Shown how to use power tools.
Once an understanding is reached performing tasks independently.
Communicating with others.
The candidate will learn on the job and will take a minimum of 3 years to learn the range of tasks required of a qualified joinery. Applicants need to be methodical and patient as they will not always be hands on and will need to learn from watching others.

Once trained on tasks they will be set challenges to help build confidence.

Entry requirements

At least a GCSE 4 in Maths and English is desirable but not essential. If you do not hold these, you will complete Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.

Skills required

Good numeracy skills
Good time keeping
Attention to detail

Personal qualities

Hardworking
Social, polite and friendly
Happy to do repetitive tasks
Does not mind staying in the same place

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship

Things to consider

The job will be based at our joinery shop. Age or gender is not a concern to us, as long as you are prepared to learn, have good social skills, are hard-working, and not distracted easily e.g. by your phone. If the candidate could drive this would be a real benefit. Exact wage will depend on age and experience - minimum £4.30ph.

Future Prospects

The candidate, on completion of the apprenticeship, would be offered the opportunity of a full time position as a qualified carpenter/joiner. The company works on some unique projects and buildings which will continue to develop the range of carpentry and joinery related tasks and knowledge of the building trade beyond their apprenticeship training.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/05/2021

Salary

£172 pr week

Location

This job is located in Haverhill, Suffolk

How to Apply

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