BAE Systems

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Job Description

In the Joinery and Carpentry Apprenticeship, you’ll be trained in domestic and industrial joinery methods.

The role of a joiner includes the manufacture and installation of a wider range of furniture and crew cabin modules, the fitting of metal doors and frames and the fitting of ceiling and bulkhead panels. 90% of the job is spent working with metal.

This is a minimum 3 year apprenticeship. A common basic training programme is delivered in year one, mixing theory with practical work experience. Vocational training along with college programme in the second & third year means it’s a mixture of ‘on and the job” training’ and attending a block release programme at college.

Entry Requirements

You need 5 subjects at National 4 including English, Maths and a science or technological subject.

You will be expected to be medically fit as deemed necessary to perform the role, be eligible to work in the UK and be able to successfully achieve security clearance.


The Constructing Industry Training Board require trainees in Carpentry and Joinery to complete a Trade Test after 1 year continued experience in the business.

Qualifications Achieved

Year 1: SVQ Carpentry and Joinery at SCQF Level 5 and Core Skills
Year 2: Advanced Craft Modules and SVQ at SCQF Level 6 Modules
Year 3: SVQ at SCQF Level 6 and Advanced Craft Modules
Year 4: SVQ at SCQF Level 6 Trade Test
Modern Apprenticeship Certificate