Absolute Fencing and Decking Ltd

Absolute Fencing and Decking Ltd

£156.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Carpentry Apprentice
Published: Dec 13, 2018
Ref: AD378JH

Absolute Fencing and Decking Ltd are looking for an apprentice to join their experienced family run company based in Plymouth.

The Apprentice’s Role

Absolute Fencing & Decking Company is a small family run business specialising in the installation of high quality fencing, decking and landscaping projects including patios, gates, sheds, barriers and pagodas including first and second fix carpentry. As a carpentry apprentice you will learn all aspects of carpentry and joinery as well as building and construction on site, you will be expected to learn all elements of first and second fit carpentry within bespoke fencing and decking sector, however not limited.

You will be expected to work hard, be willing to learn and take direction well, you must have outstanding attention to detail and motivated at all times. As an apprentice you will learn other aspects of the building and construction trade to enhance and develop your knowledge and overall ability.

As an apprentice you we expected that the successful candidate must be hardworking, reliable with a keen eye for detail and willingness to learn.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, although start and finishing times may vary depending on locations and travelling to site.

Wages: £156.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address apprenticeships@skillsgroupuk.com or call us on 01752 332442.

The Absolute Fencing & Decking Company is a small family run business specialising in the installation of high quality fencing, decking and landscaping projects including patios, gates, sheds, barriers and pagodas.

John partridge set up his company after spending many years building superyachts. His keen eye for detail and high level of expertise and experience mean he can offer his clients bespoke builds with the highest level of quality and usability, his background means his standards are high and all of his team work with the same ethos.

Since starting his company they have become the chosen contractor for commercial clients and private residential clients.

Being fair and transparent is a crucial aspect of their business they take the time to talk though absolutely everything and their approachable nature means if the client chooses to change something part way through their build they will work with the client to make their ideas work.

Absolute Fencing & Decking covers a wide area from Bristol to Lands’ End their core area of work is in the Plymouth/East Cornwall area extending to Kingsbridge, Totnes and Newton Abbot.

Absolute Fencing & Decking core values are: Quality without compromise.

An opportunity for progressing onto a level 3 advanced apprenticeship maybe an available should the right candidate show the correct skills and work ethic. Currently Absolute Fencing & Decking have apprentices undertaking the Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeship training and would offer employment after the succeful completing of their apprenticeship.

Skills Required

You will need to be polite and hardworking, you will be expected to work long hours and the work will at times be hard and physical, you will be working in a small close team therefore you will need to be a good team player. You maybe working in people's homes therefore you will need to be responsible at all times.

Personal Qualities

You will need to be friendly and approachable, an excellent team player and have extreme attention to detail. You will need to be responsible and trustworthy at times and take direction well.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications are not essential however a level of English and Maths would be desirable

The Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations Site Carpentry consists of:

◾Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry)
◾Level 2 Standard Carpentry and Joinery
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test
◾Emergency First Aid
◾Certified Health and Safety Course
◾Internet Safety / Safeguarding

As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical. Learning additional skills will benefit you on returning to the employer.

As an additional qualification you will also achieve your Emergency First Aid and certified Health and Safety Certificates, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.