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Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.

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About this Career

£28,008

Average salary

New workers start around £18,009.79. Normal pay is £28,008 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,600.10.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Speaking
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Mathematics
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Critical Thinking
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Active Learning
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Learning Strategies
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Monitoring
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Active Listening
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Science
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Writing
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Reading Comprehension
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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