Published: Feb 17, 2021
A local family-run construction company, Pearce Brothers, is looking for an apprentice carpenter to join their friendly team in Ivybridge.
The Apprentice’s Role
As a carpentry apprentice you will learn all aspects of carpentry and joinery as well as building and construction work, you will be expected to learn how to make stud walls, fit doors and make door frames, you will be working with a range of different types of wood on a day to day basis and must be precise with all of your work. You will be expected to be willing to learn and take direction well, you must have good attention to detail. You will learn other aspects of the building and construction trade to enhance and develop your knowledge.
Please note you will need to have transport unless you live in Ivybridge.
Working Hours: The working hours will be Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, times to be confirmed depending on the location of the site.
Wages: £172.00 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 email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
Pearce Brothers Ltd is a small family run business based in Ivybridge, with many years experience in the services they provide.
Their wide ranging services include general building works, carpentry and joinery, insurance work and UPVC windows, doors and conservatories and as a CERTASS member they are able to self -certificate all of their installations.
Pearce Brothers value their friendly reliable team and aim to provide the best service possible to their customers.
Skills Group have been working with Pearce Brothers for a number of years and during this time, they have supported numerous apprentices through their qualifications.
After completing a level 2 apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress onto an advanced qualification and if you fit in well with the team they will offer the right candidate employment after their apprenticeship, which could lead to you running your own site in the future.
The right candidate must take pride in their work and show attention to detail. You must have excellent communication skills to work well within a team and when communicating with customers and be able to use your initiative when working alone. Good time keeping and attendance are also desirable.
You will need to be keen to succeed, reliable, hardworking and have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role. Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail would also be an advantage to the right candidate. You will also need a willingness to learn and great listening skills.
GCSE or equivalent grades A-E (9-2) or equivalent is desired but not essential.
The Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations consists of:
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!