Apprentice Carpentry/Joinery - Southampton
BDW TRADING LIMITED
What will the apprentice be doing?
You will be working with experienced trades people on site and contributing to our production from day 1, building 5-star quality homes for our customers. You’ll always have a senior mentor from the business who will help you with your learning and offer you career advice from someone who has been on the same journey.
Learning many skills including preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. You will learn about Health & Safety on site and work with an experienced mentor who will support you.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
On site you will be working with experienced trades people and learning from the best. In college you will learn new skills and spend plenty of time putting them in to practice in a safe environment, ready for when you return to site. This is an intensive course and is focussed on developing your knowledge and practical skills. You will work towards your L2 qualifcaiton and your functional skills in Maths and English if required.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
You’re going to have great options once you’re finished. You could progress to the advanced apprenticeship or work for one of our sub-contractors, set yourself up as self-employed or in some areas of the country work for us permanently as a qualified tradesperson. Some apprentices carry on training once they have completed thier advanced apprenticeship and progress through our Assistant Site Manager Programme or go on to do one of our Sponsored Degree Programmes.
Reality CheckIf you’re passionate about becoming a qualified Carpenter then this programme is for you. You’ll want to become an expert in your craft, enjoy working outside, being part of a legacy for your community and like the idea of keeping your career options open. This is a residential training programme and you will stay away from home for block weeks
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Communication skills, Attentio
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade (Grade C or 4 or higher)) Desired
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