Location
Westminster
Department
Trade Based
Advertising Salary
Up to £350 per week

About The Role

To become a carpenter you need reasonable maths skills for measuring and working out angles and you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans.

As a carpenter 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

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Practical ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation and desire to learn
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

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.

Career Progression

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. With experience, you could progress to site supervision and construction management roles, or move into a specialised area, like restoring buildings or making props. You could also work in kitchen and bathroom fitting or move into teaching.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24 months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.

Qualifications required

Applicants need to have at least Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths.

Desirable

The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified carpenter. It would be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in carpentry or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.

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