Carpentry and joinery apprenticeship

Create and install building components using timber products

There is a growing demand for carpenters and joiners to help meet the needs for new homes. The carpentry and joinery apprenticeship will train you to carry out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site or in a workshop, to create and install building components. This occupation includes two different options and you’ll either work on a construction site as a site carpenter or in a workshop as an architectural joiner. As a site carpenter, you’ll prepare and install basic components such as doors, staircases, wall and floor units and roof structures. As an architectural joiner, you’ll produce building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases and associated ironmongery. You’ll interact with other members of the constructions trade and work in a team using special machinery or tools, working to meet the client’s expectations.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the carpentry and joinery apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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