Site Carpentry Apprentice (L2)

Employer: Swift Building Services Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 2 years

Possible start date: 6th August 2018

Working week: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm, 40 hours per week

Working as part of a team under the guidance of an experienced Supervisor, you will support the delivery of our refurbishments and repair services whilst working towards an NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry and achieve the skills and experience to become a fully operational tradesperson.


  • Installing first fixing components on site
  • Installing second fixing components on site
  • Erecting structural carcassing components on site
  • Maintaining non-structural carpentry on site
  • Setting up and using transportable:-
  • Cutting machines including: Drill, Jigsaw, Chop Saw, Reciprocating saw, Planer
  • Powered shaping machines: Sander, Router
  • Use authorised plant & equipment provided with due care and attention and as directed
  • Work as part of a team and use materials safely
  • Load / unload and store materials and equipment as directed
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and clients to ensure the effectiveness of our service
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity by taking account the needs of others and treating other people with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect, maintaining expected standards of work, and tidying up at the end of a job.
  • Understand the risk assessments and method statements relating to your area of work and to work in a safe manner taking account other people’s health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Follow our Health and Safety policy and procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment.      
  • Undertake health and safety training as required.
  • Raise any safety concerns with a supervisor
  • Take part in the apprentice review process and complete any training required, and be capable of working independently in the final year of your apprenticeship.
  • Undertake other duties as are commensurate with the apprentice role, as may be reasonably required

Desired skills:

  • Good communicator (written and oral)
  • Organised
  • Able to make decisions relating to own expertise

Personal qualities:

  • A commitment to the production of high quality work and foundation carpentry skills.
  • Ability and awareness of working safely
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements
  • Willing to work at height

Desired qualifications:

  • Minimum Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is preferred.
  • Must have a Level 1 Qualification in Carpenty, Joinery or Wood Occupations.


  • Site Carpentry apprenticeship NVQ Level 2 Diploma
  • Functional Skills level maths and English (if required)

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend college premises 1 day a week working towards a NVQ qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

Apprenticeship framework: Construction Building