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Construction & the Built Environment

Construction & The Built Environment

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks. To become a carpenter or joiner, you will need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles and the ability to follow technical drawings and plans.

To become a carpenter or joiner you will need to have an eye for detail. You will also need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. As a carpenter you will need to follow technical drawings and plans. 

Programmes delivered at the Wirral Waters Campus include:

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Wood Occupations are also available - visit our Apprenticeships A-Z for more details.

Career Opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Qualified joiners can earn between £18,000 and £25,000 per year. With experience, this can rise from £26,000 to over £30,000 a year. Self-employed carpenters and joiners set their own rates. (Source)

Where Next?

Many students progress onto jobs and/or apprenticeships once they have completed their study programmes, whilst some decide to become self-employed and set up their own business once they have gained the skills and experience in the trade.

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