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Job Title : Joinery Apprentice
Employer : Playscape Playgrounds Ltd
Location : Oakham, LE15 9AR
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Construction
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12245
Brief Description : Playscape are based in Oakam and are looking for a carpentry apprentice. The day to day job role is to assist their current carpenter, mainly in a workshop environment, but occasionally on site at a School, Nursery or Council playground in the construction of timber based play equipment. Are you interested?


Qualifications Required : To be considered for this role you will ideally need GCSEs at grades 9-3 (A*-D) in English and maths (or equivalent)
Vacancy Detail : Playscape Playgrounds manufacture timber play equipment. They are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable team player to learn from an experienced carpenter who was once himself an apprentice. Mainly using timber but, they also use stainless steels, rubber, aluminum and polypropylene steel cored rope. This is a real opportunity to learn a niche trade and become a real specialist. Occasionally helping to install the product that you have built as well.

No two days are the same. Playscape might be building play towers, underground tunnels or making ropes for bridges one day and then helping the installation team erect and install the items they have built.

In this role you will:

- Work with various sizes of timber and also sheet materials, gaining an understanding of how to measure these materials accurately and cut them using the right
tools for the job

- Learn how to finish and cut end of timber so that it looks good and is suitable for outside use

- Use various power tools, hand tools and learn to read measurements, plans and drawings

- Adhere to Health and Safety principles

- Be required to listen and understand instructions and maintain a clean and safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday to Friday 0730-1630 with an hour for lunch
Salary : £ 172.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 16/05/2021
Possible Start Date : 28/06/2021
Personal Qualities : Hard working
Reliability is a must in this role
A keenness to learn
Skills Required : Great attention to detail
Able to read a tape measure
Excellent communication skills
Future Prospects : Full time employment on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

The right candidate with the right attitude has a great future at Playscape Playgrounds. As the business develops and demand increases so do prospects for development, supervisory roles and management roles.
Training to be Provided : You will gain the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship
- Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
Other Information : The employer is based in Oakham and near to Uppingham. Please look at the location and consider how you will get to work each day.

Only Candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of Tresham College, (Part of the the Bedford College Group) Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
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