Construction Building (Wood Occupations) Apprenticeships give you the skills needed for careers in joinery, carpentry and shop fitting. Roles may be carried out on construction sites, existing domestic or commercial premises or in workshops.
Throughout both the level 2 and level 3 apprenticeships you will use a range of hand and mechanical tools.
As a level 2 apprentice, duties may include:
• Fitting wooden structures such as floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls and door and window frames (first fixings)
• Installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
• Working in a joiner’s shop to produce wooden products including doors, window frames and stair cases
• Installing, shop fronts and shop frames in public and commercial buildings
• Building temporary supports for concrete in the process of setting (formwork.)
As a level 3 apprentice, duties may include:
• Carrying out first and second fixings
• Putting up complex structural carcassing components including trussed rafter roofs and traditional cut roofs
• Fitting complex components
• Producing complex wood products
• Shop fitting components
Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.
You must be:
- at least 16
- a UK resident
- in employment. We can help with this
To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.
Level 2: 18 months
Level 3: 30 months