Carpentry & Joinery

Construction

Construction is a huge industry with various different routes that can be taken, such as joinery, bricklaying and plumbing.

If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you.

You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You’ll also need good customer care skills.

During the Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

Bricklaying

  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
  • Setting out masonry structures in the workplace
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Carpentry and Joinery

  • Install first fixing components (installing windows, doorframes, linings, floorboards, erecting partitions, plasterboarding and joinery tasks prior to plasterwork except structural components)
  • Install second fix components (installing kitchens, boxing in pipes, hanging doors, cutting and fitting skirting and architraves)
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Painting and Decorating

  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace
  • Stack and store resources
  • Conform to workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient working practices

Plumbing

  • Common Plumbing Processes
  • Cold & Hot Water Systems
  • Sanitation Systems
  • Central Heating Systems
  • Key Plumbing Principles

How do you get into the industry?

There are no specific grades needed to start a career in construction, however many employers look for people that enjoy working “hands-on”.

Any previous practical qualifications such as Engineering or Design and Technology, or experience would be a benefit when applying for positions in this industry.

Further Progression

After completing your Apprenticeship in any of the Construction Trades, you will be able to progress onto further qualifications or promote to higher positions including supervisor and managerial.