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Carpentry & Joinery apprentice

Company Name:
DJB Home Improvements Ltd
Location:
Gosport
Apprenticeship Framework/Standard:
Carpentry & Joinery Level 2
18 Jun 2020
Vacancy Type:
Apprenticeship
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday 8am-5pm
Job Advert
Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner
DJB Home Improvements - Gosport and surrounding areas
£4.15 per hour - pay is subject to interview so could increase
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, 35 hours per week
 
**** DJB HOME IMPROVEMENTS ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO START A FULL TIME POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU WILL NOT START YOUR APPRENTICESHIP OR ATTEND COLLEGE UNTIL SEPTEMBER ****
 
This apprenticeship is for a Level 2 or Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery apprentice - please apply if you are interested in either.
 
Established in 1997, DJB Home Improvements is a local family run company and we cover all aspects of building work - fit kitchens and undertake all building and carpentry services as well as PVCu windows, doors and conservatories.
All our work is guaranteed and fitted by our qualified and experienced craftsmen.
 
You will at times have to work outside of Gosport, if you have your own transport that is good, if not you will be given a lift from the Owner of the business - keep in mind this will add onto your travelling to work time.

You will be working alongside a highly skilled carpenter with vast experience and knowledge of the profession.

The type of work you will be doing:
  • Extensions - pitching roofs, stud works, first fix, second fix
  • General building work - putting in steels
  • Supply and fit fascias, soffits, guttering and bargeboards
  • There will be opportunities to be involved in electric, plumbing and brickwork
Skills, Experience and Personal Qualities
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Dedication
  • A bit of knowledge within the sector
  • Interest in the job and industry
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Can work on own initiative
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Presentable appearance
  • Polite and respectable being in customers houses
  • Knowledge using tools
  • Committed
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good sense of humour
Training

Apprentices will attend our North Harbour Campus situated 2 minutes from the main College Campus. Lessons will be on a Thursday for Year 1 apprentices and Fridays for Year 2 apprentices.

Apprentices build a portfolio of work and work place assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe the apprentices’ ability and skills in their daily role. It is important for the apprentice to take ownership of their own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with the employer. 

Apprentices and employers will be enrolled on our award-winning e-Portfolio system “OneFile” to enable both parties to upload evidence of learning and to track progression through the programme.

Once the apprentices has completed their Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Site Carpentry, they will then be independently assessed on a knowledge assessment and practical skills assessment which will be graded at a Pass (50% - 65%), Merit (61% - 79%) or Distinction (80% - 100%) grade.

Knowledge Test – 35 Questions / 45 Minutes to complete. Questions will vary and cover H&S, Manual Handling, and Principles of Site Carpentry, team working, effective communications, logical thinking and team working.

Practical Assessment – Minimum 6 hours to complete the assessment will require the apprentice to successfully complete a practical activity, and will include oral questioning where required to ensure the apprentice has the skills, supporting knowledge and behaviours required for the chosen job role.

College NVQ Diploma – Question and answer pack around college learning and site specific work. Portfolio based evidence around work learning (pictures, examples & endorsements).
 
Qualifications
 
For Level 2: Maths & English GCSE 9-2 (A*-D) or Functional Skills Level 1 and provide certificates.
For Level 3: Maths & English GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) or Functional Skills Level 2 and provide certificates.
 
Future prospects
 
There is the opportunity of a full time position within the company on successful completion of the apprenticeship.