Carpentry Apprenticeship - Tower Hamlets

London (East)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

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 frames
  • making and assembling doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture
  • fitting 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 WeekYou 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 Specification
  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation
  • Desire to learn
  • Has strong self-awareness
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player
  • Career ProgressionDepending 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 InformationK10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider.

    Qualifications required/desirableYou 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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