Ben Russell Carpentry

Ben Russell Carpentry

£166.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Carpentry Apprentice
Published: Feb 17, 2021
Ref: BP160SM

Ben Russell Carpentry is looking to take on a Carpentry Apprentice in the Plymouth area.

The Apprentice’s Role

The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of duties such as:

  • Build and construct wooden frameworks
  • Learn how to make stud walls
  • Fit doors and skirting boards
  • Make door frames
  • Bespoke carpentry

You will also be involved in 1st and 2nd fix tasks along with roofing. You will be working closely with a qualified carpenter throughout your apprenticeship to build up your skills and knowledge to allow you to work independently as soon as possible.

Due to the nature of the work, a CSCS card is required to be able to get onto the building site, training on this will be given if you pass the interview stage with Skills Group.

Working Hours: The working hours will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Some flexibility will be required due to the nature of the job.

Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age. With a pay review/increase depending on ability and performance.

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.

Ben Russell Carpentry is a small, local business with a variety of high quality projects under his belt. Ben is currently managing a small team of carpenters on a housing site of 33 homes.

Ben has been working in the trade for a number of years and is now keen to pass his knowledge onto the younger generation.

On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.

Skills Required

The successful apprentice will need to be able to understand and follow instructions quickly and precisely, and work to specific deadlines on all tasks. You will also need to be physically strong in order to meet the demands of this role. They will need to take pride in their work and have good communication skills to deal with customers and colleagues.

Personal Qualities

You must be a good team player with the motivation to succeed within a busy construction industry. The successful applicant will need to be reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in the carpentry sector.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.

Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Standard (Site)
Construction Skills Health, Safety and Environment test – CSCS Test

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.

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

As part of your apprenticeship Skills Group will also support you to complete your online CSCS test, which will enable you to apply for your CSCS Card. This shows that you are at the required competent level to carry out site work with the employer.

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School