Phil Deare Carpentry (Exeter)

Phil Deare Carpentry (Exeter)

£172.00 per week

Exeter and Surrounding Areas

Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice
Published: Nov 22, 2022
Ref: PHI003

Phil Deare Carpentry specialises in all aspects of carpentry on new build housing developments and is looking to expand his workforce with a carpentry apprentice in Exeter. For the right candidate this is a fantastic opportunity to learn your trade in a fast paced thriving business in which you can absorb a huge amount of knowledge from an experienced team of individuals.

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 measure, cut and build using materials. You will be working with 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 and you must have good attention to detail. The successful apprentice will learn other aspects of the building and construction trade to enhance and develop your knowledge. The successful candidate will learn all aspects of carpentry within commercial and residential environments, whilst working towards achieving their level 2 apprenticeship.

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, times will vary depending on the site location.

Wages: £192.40 per week, based on 40 hours per week.

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

At Phil Deare Carpentry, they pride themselves on being proactive, reliable and having a positive attitude, this has enabled them to win repeat business from some of the UK’s largest house builders, with the assistance and dedication from their network of subcontractors.

They are a fast-growing business, continuously supporting its team with appropriate training to carry out safe practices on site. They are also committed to supporting education and already have apprentices on board, which they work hard to develop in their progression and knowledge, whilst ensuring they understand key factors such as why safety is key on site.

They have a highly skilled team of professional carpenters who produce very high standards of workmanship whilst meeting production requirements and delivering quality and cover all Devon and Cornwall.

Past Apprentices

Phil Deare have worked with Skills Group and supported others through their apprenticeship in the past.

After having completed your apprenticeship programme, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a higher level apprenticeship or become self-employed and in time a small business owner.

Skills Required

You will need to have good communication skills, as you will be dealing with customer and colleagues. You will be expected to work physically so a high level of stamina is desirable and you may be working in people's homes so you will need to be responsible at all times.

Personal Qualities

Potential candidates will need to be punctual, with good time keeping skills and confidence. They will also need to be able to adapt to different situations and have a willingness to learn. You must be reliable and motivated with a good work ethic.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications required for this role include GCSE's grades 9-1 or A* – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

The Apprenticeship in Carpentry 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.

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