Apprentice Carpenter

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Robert P Barry Ltd

Company location:
Unit 33, Sisna Park Road, Estover, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7AE

Salary per week:
National Minimum Wage

Monday - Friday 40 hours per week


Robert P Barry Ltd are offering an amazing opportunity for 2 Apprentice Carpenters to join us as they embark on their Level 2 course. You will be completing commercial work in the education, health and retail sectors. This vacancy is being managed by City College Plymouth who will deal with your initial application.

An apprenticeship is an ideal way to earn whilst you learn key skills in the world of construction. With so many great projects in Plymouth’s construction pipeline over the next decade, there has been no better time to become part of such a growing industry. You may recognise some of Robert P Barry Ltd’s previous projects including sites such as the Plymouth History Centre and Plymouth Life Centre.

We believe that the people who work for Robert P. Barry Ltd are our main asset, and we’re always trying to create the best possible working environment through continuous training and development with a strong emphasis on health and safety.

Some of the work you will undertake includes but is not limited to:

  • Doors
  • Roof Work
  • Cill Boards
  • Skirting
  • Boxing
  • Ironmongery
  • Flooring
  • Cladding
  • Internal Timber Partitions


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship may consist of the following components; NVQ Diploma, Technical Cert, Functional Skills Maths and English, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All components will be agreed upon before the start of the apprenticeship. As an apprentice you will work towards the Level 2 Site Carpentry Apprenticeship standard over a 2 year period.

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

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to cope with the physical aspects of the role
  • Good coordination

Personal qualities

  • Committed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn
  • Punctual
  • Hardworking

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE grade C/4 or above preferred but not essential as training will be provided throughout the apprenticeship procedure.


Continued employment for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.