Carpentry & Joinery is present in both the new construction and renovation sectors of the building industry, which plays a crucial role in developing the necessary infrastructure for society such as homes, hospitals, schools, energy and transportation. With the increasing demand for new housing, there is a growing need for carpenters and joiners.
This apprenticeship spans on an array of topics, including team working, use of hand and power tools and understanding the basic carpentry and joinery techniques etc.
This profession has two distinct options, and individuals will typically work either as a Site Carpenter on a construction site or as an Architectural Joiner in a workshop.
A Site Carpenter is responsible for preparing and installing basic building components, such as doors, straight staircases, wall and floor units, as well as erecting structural carpentry and roof structures on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises.
An Architectural Joiner, on the other hand, produces building components by marking out, setting out, and manufacturing basic architectural products, including doors, windows, straight staircases, and associated ironmongery, in a workshop setting.
These skills pave the way for advanced roles such as becoming a master craftsman or allow them to pursue further training in specialised areas.