The occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.
As an advanced carpenter / joiner you will have the responsibility for managing you own and other people's work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work. Examples of complex tasks include curved products, irregular joints and bespoke work.
As an Advanced Site Carpenter you will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and installing complex and often bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers). Other skills include:
The apprenticeship is delivered over a 12 month period of time, you will attend college one day per week following the academic timetable whilst working. Whilst an apprentice it's likely you will have a tutor and an assessor. You will be fully supported through your apprenticeship from start to finish.
The construction industry has a vast variety of career paths and after becoming a qualified trade's person you can pursue anything from Site Management to owning your own business.
You will be allocated a designated apprentice coach to guide you through your apprenticeship. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a welfare team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed.
Warrington & Vale Royal college has a long history of delivering bespoke high end apprenticeships across all sectors of the industry, we take pride in our learners ensuring they leave with the skills needed to forge a career in the industry. We work with all manners of employers to ensure all parties interests are met throughout the apprenticeship journey