Carpenters build and install the timber structural elements of a new home and the wooden interior fittings. They also install and remove temporary works used during the construction process.
Installing floor joists, floorboards, roof trusses, wall partitions
Installing interior fittings (staircases, doors, skirting boards, cupboards, kitchens)
Understanding technical drawings
Having expert knowledge in different types of wood and their uses
Using a wide range of hand and power tools.
- Qualified and experienced carpenters can earn in the region of £30,000-£35,000 and up to £40,000+.
Earnings typically depend on location, employer, the stage of your training, your hours worked and the opportunity to work overtime. Please also note that the pay rate figures have come from a variety of reliable sources including:
- National Home Builders
- Home Builder's Sub-Contractors
- The Home Builders Federation
- Construction Recruitment Agencies
Qualifications We Offer
Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations which currently includes a Diploma and NVQ at Level 2 or 3 (Or Scottish Equivalent)
Some of our trades have the opportunity to become "self-employed" where rates of pay will vary depending on your hours and productivity. In addition, all of our trade roles have the opportunity to progress and train as a construction site manager for a house building company. The jobs outlined on this website occur throughout the home building industry, but please note that actual job titles may vary slightly from one organisation to another.
Earn While You Learn
All our featured job roles offer an entry-point for school leavers to commence a career in the industry, particularly in site trades, where you will normally enrol for an apprenticeship. Site Management [Engineering] and Quantity Surveying also offer opportunities for college-leavers and graduates as well as school leavers.
For most jobs, depending on your qualifications and experience there are also openings for those looking to change career. This is particularly so in Sales, where your previous work experience in a customer-facing role will be just as relevant as any academic qualification.
Key job roles
A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.