Published: Jan 14, 2020
Phil Deare Carpentry are looking for a carpentry apprentice to join their team based in Plymouth or Tavistock only.
The Apprentice’s Role
Phil Deare Carpentry is looking for an Apprentice Carpenter to join their busy team. Candidates must be good team players with the motivation to succeed within a busy construction industry. The ideal candidate will be involved in a variety of duties such as building and constructing wooden frameworks and learn how to make stud walls, fit doors, skirting boards and make door frames to name a few.
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. Total hours per week: 40
Wages: £156.00 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.
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.
Phil Deare Carpentry has over 5 years of experience within the building and carpentry industry.
His work ranges from constructing conservatories, extensions, general building to more specialist carpentry work such as building stud wall frames, stairs cases, loft conversions, window fitting and much more.
Phil Deare Carpentry pride themselves on their personal and friendly approach in dealing with customers, providing them with confidence in the ability to get the job done, on time, on budget and to a very high standard of workmanship on every project.
After completing a level 2 in site carpentry there maybe an opportunity to progress onto an advanced level 3 qualification.
•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 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 dexterity and attention to detail would also be an advantage to the right candidate
GCSE grades A-E (or equivalent) is desired but not essential.
The Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations consists of:
•Level 2 NVQ Wood Occupations
•Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry
•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.
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!