To become a carpenter or joiner you will need to have an eye for detail. You will also need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. As a carpenter you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans.As a carpenter or joiner, you may work in one or more of the following areas:cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window framesmaking and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniturefitting wooden structures, like floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls, and door and window frames (first fixings)installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)building temporary wooden supports for concrete that is setting, for example on motorway bridge supports or building foundations (formwork)making and fitting interiors for shops, hotels, banks, offices and public buildings.Typical Working Week
You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.Person SpecificationPunctualPositive attitude to work and colleaguesAbility and awareness of working safelySelf-motivationDesire to learnHas strong self-awarenessIs both resilient and committedIs always looking to improveEnjoys being a team playerCareer Progression
Depending on previous experience and/or qualifications this apprenticeship will be for a minimum of 12 months. On completion of NVQ L2 in carpentry you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified Carpenter.Key Training/College Information
K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider.Qualifications required/desirable
You will need to have at least Level 2 in Functional skills or GSCE grade D or above in English, Maths and ICT. It will be an advantage if you have already completed technical certificates in carpentry or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA.
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