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Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice

Reference number: SW-001544
  • Salary: £180.00 PW
  • Job Type: Apprenticeships
  • Employer: PMJ Construction Ltd
  • Location: Royal Arsenal Waterfront, Woolwich

This successful company manufactures building equipment for carpenters and joiners and offer carpentry and joinery services.

PMJ Construction Ltd are looking for an Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner to work on a development site on the Woolwich Waterfront. You will work towards a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship standard.


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Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 17:00 with day release to college.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jan 2021

Duties will include:

  • Assist a journeyman carpenter with construction and remodelling projects
  • Help build wooden structures
  • Attend courses on carpentry
  • Learn and practice essential carpentry skills on the job
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Set up and maintain tools for your supervising carpenter

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Strong arithmetic skill
  • Strong English skills – reading and writing
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Polite
  • Eager to learn
  • Patient
  • Responsible
  • Positive attitude
  • A passion for the Carpentry Trade

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Carpentry Diploma/Certificate would be desirable but not essential.

CSCS Card- if they do not possess, we can help them acquire it. It is necessary in order to be inducted on site.

Future prospects

Permanent position if successfully completed.

Things to consider

We are open to help gain other qualifications such as first aid, traffic marshalling, further apprenticeships etc. but this will come down to the candidate and how they do on site.

We are working on Woolwich and in Canning town for 2020 with further work being tendered.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer


PMJ Construction Ltd

171 Powis Street

London SE18 6JL

Additional location information

The head office is in Essex however the company has a big project in Woolwich including Royal Arsenal Waterfront, Woolwich, SE18 6DL


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bromley College of Further & Higher Education

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Institute of Apprenticeship Certificate
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • A knowledge assessment (exam)
  • A Practical Skills Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Carpentry and Joinery
Level 2 (GCSE)

Date posted: 01/12/2020

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