Heritage Preservation

Heritage Preservation

£166.00 per week

Plymouth and Surrounding Areas

Carpentry Apprentice
Published: Aug 04, 2020
Ref: HP363JH

Heritage Preservation based in Plympton, Plymouth is looking for a hardworking and reliable apprentice to join their professional team to work on both domestic and commercial sites in and around the Devon and Cornwall area.

The Apprentice’s Role

As an apprentice you will be working in a very supportive close team. You will need to be able to understand instructions quickly and precisely and work to deadlines on all tasks. You will need to be physically strong in order to meet the demands of the role.

Your job will include working with large heavy materials and cutting them to certain specific shapes to design plans. You will learn how to make stud wall fixings, stairwells and fitted furniture. You will work with a variety of tools and equipment within this role including saws, power tools, hammers and shaping equipment. You will be shown how to use all specialised tools and equipment correctly and safely, having a focused approach at all times.

You will need to be able to work well within an experienced team, and work closely with other skilled tradesman, where you may have the opportunity to learn additional skills and gain further knowledge. You will be supervised by a qualified member of staff and as part of your duties you must follow Health and Safety procedures in the workplace at all times. You must wear the correct personal protection equipment whilst on site, and will be required to make sure that all tools and equipment used are put away correctly at the end of each day.

Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Wages: £166.00 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.

Operative across Devon and Cornwall, Heritage Preservation offer building preservation services. From damp proofing through to cavity wall tie replacement, their work comes with a guarantee. They have 25 years experience in the industry, making them the team you can trust.

After successfully completing a Level 2 qualification in Carpentry and Joinery there may be the opportunity, for the right candidate to progress onto an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship, should you demonstrate the right skills and qualities.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate should be eager and keen to succeed within the construction industry. They should be able to cope with the physical demands of the role and to work well in a small friendly team. You will need to be hardworking, reliable, keen and friendly, you must be able to work in a team and have good communication skills in order to work with colleagues and speak to clients. You must possess excellent time keeping skills and be precise with your work.

You will need good hand eye coordination skills with an eye for detail and have a focused approach on all the work that you carry out.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will need to posses the motivation to work hard and to achieve a high standard of workmanship. You will need to be confident and outgoing as well enthusiastic about the Construction Industry. Good timekeeping and attendance is required both with the employer and when attending the Skills Group training centre. You must have a good level of stamina and fitness for this role as it can be challenging and demanding.

Prior Qualifications

GCSE English and Maths at 4/C or above would be desirable.

The Apprenticeship in Carpentry consists of:

◾Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery.
◾Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)
◾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. Learning additional skills will benefit you on returning to 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