Apprentice Carpenter – Sherford

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Bovis Homes

Company location:
Sherford, Plymouth, PL9 8AR

Salary per week:
£156.00 - £214.50 per week

40 hours a week over Monday to Friday.


Bovis Homes is a UK builder of high quality, traditional homes.

With seven regional operations and c.1,200 employees at locations across England, they create new, sustainable communities, with a strategic focus on the south of the country.

Their people have skills across a range of fields, including land buying, planning, design, surveying, engineering, purchasing, construction, sales and marketing, public relations and customer service.

With outstanding success and growth, Bovis are now looking to recruit another apprentice Carpenter to join their highly skilled team.

What are they looking for?

• Ability to listen and follow instructions

• Takes pride in your work and what you do

• A customer focused approach

• Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

• A team player with a flexible approach to work

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Deliver the Bovis Values in your day to day work

This apprenticeship scheme aims to employ local talent, offering opportunities for enthusiastic people to learn new skills on the job, whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification and getting paid at the same time.

As a carpentry apprentice you will learn all aspects of carpentry and joinery as well as building and construction work. You will be expected to learn how to make stud walls, fit doors and make door frames along with many other woodwork duties on the new build site.  You will be expected to be willing to learn and take direction well. You may also pick up other aspects of the building and construction trade to enhance and develop your knowledge.


As part of the Bovis Homes Group PLC Apprenticeship Programme you will work towards the Level 2 Site Carpentry apprenticeship standard over a 2 year period. You will also need to work towards functional skills in English and maths if relevant GCSE grades are not already obtained.

Your apprenticeship journey will be supported by experienced trades people and construction professionals. A dedicated mentor will work closely with you, providing regular feedback on your progress.

You will benefit from highly competitive rates of pay, and will work on our site in Sherford one of the most exciting new build projects Bovis has to offer. To find out more about the Sherford development please visit

This apprenticeship will commence in September 2019 and will involve one day per week College attendance at City College Plymouth.

Qualities and skills:

Things to consider

• You must be able to get to the site of work and City College Plymouth

• The nature of the construction industry requires outdoor working and a strong work ethic


On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship there will be opportunity for progression onto the level 3.

Other info:

You need to apply directly to Bovis aswell as via the College by clicking the apply link below;

Please embed any cover letter in to the body of your CV.

Once you have made your application return to this advert and use the link to register with City College Plymouth for your apprenticeship. Following your application a member of the Business Engagement Team at the College will be in touch to process your application. If you do not have GCSE/equivalent A-C grades then you will need to complete a short assessment at the College to identify your current working level, followed by a practical assessment on a following day.

The practical assessment will be held at City College Plymouth with the carpentry team. You are not expected to have any prior construction skills or knowledge to pass the assessment.