On this Apprenticeship you will the covers skills, knowledge and behaviours required for advanced site carpentry and joinery.
• Understand the technical principles of advanced site carpentry, such as effective and appropriate installation practices, being able to apply this knowledge in preparing and fixing complex, non-standard timber based products and components, such as erecting inclined roofs, making, assembling and erecting complex roof structures, including hip and dormer cut roofs, maintaining and repairing non-standard joinery products.
• Understand how to carry out advanced calculations and work out cutting angles for complex carpentry work such as using a roofing square to calculate roof spar lengths and using a sliding bevel to mark out splayed joints.
• Understand how to form complex joints associated with advanced site carpentry work, such as splayed and plumb.
• Utilise a range of advanced trade skills which allow them to carry out complex carpentry work to highly skilled standards and tolerances, to include measuring, marking out, fitting, cutting, splicing, finishing, positioning and securing.
• Install complex and non-standard doors and window frames, shaped door and hatch linings, partitions with openings and changes of direction and staircases with turns.
• Install accessible service encasements, bespoke wall/ floor units and fitments, panelling and stair components (e.g. balustrades, handrails and spindles with turns).
• Erect inclined roofs with gables, roof verges and eaves, including finishing’s, joists and roof coverings.
• Repair and or replace frames, mouldings, floor or flat roof joist coverings, door and window ironmongery, window components, structural joists and rafters, window components, guttering and downpipes.
• Effective communication, team working and leadership.
• Independent working and adaptability.
• Logical thinking.
• Working effectively and time management.
On completion of this course you should be able to work in the capacity of a fully trained artisan, and supervise lower grade tradesmen and in addition you will be able to:
• Instruct in carpentry and woodcutting machinery
• Estimate and cost in relation to trade
• Read and interpret scale working drawings
• Plan and progress work
Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of their 20% off-the-job training. Additional off-the-job training hours are expected to be completed within the workplace.
Please note you may also be asked to complete Maths and English as part of your Apprenticeship programme.