London Borough of Islington

Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice - Site Pathway - Intermediate (Level 2)

London Borough of Islington (Employer)

New City College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £20,167.00
35.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, hours and shift patterns to be confirmed
30 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Carpentry and joinery (apprenticeship standard)
26 June 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Islington Council offers a wide range of high-quality Apprenticeship Pathways that combine working in a great job, comprehensive training and development opportunities, and a competitive salary. Our carpentry site pathway consists of a 2.5 year opportunity to build on your practical skills, whilst working towards a carpentry apprenticeship.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Working as an Apprentice Carpenter and Joiner (Site Pathway) you will:

  • Work individually and as part of a team to respond to customer’s requests effectively and efficiently and work alongside our team of qualified carpenters to carry out a range a carpentry tasks in resident’s homes such as repairing or replacing doors, windows, fences, gates, locks, kitchen components.
  • With the guidance of mentors use problem-solving skills to decide the best way to carry repairs.
  • Under the guidance of mentors, ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with council policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to general housekeeping standards after work is completed.
  • Develop strong professional relationships with your own team and with others we work alongside and to whom we provide services.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Within your role you will:

  • Complete a Level 2, Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship (site pathway), funded by the Council. This will be a blended learning approach which will include self-study and going to college whilst completing tasks in the workplace. Time will be given to you to support your development
  • Join the apprenticeship personal and professional development programme

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After you have successfully completed your  apprenticeship you will have gained valuable workplace experience and attained a professional qualification which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer or help you move on to a higher level apprenticeship elsewhere. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.


Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2-9) Essential
Other Carpentry (Grade level 1) Desired
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