Ask a Tradesman
Carpentry & Joinery Question
Shold i leave my carpentry apprenticeship
have got a carpentry apprenticeship i have got a carpentry apprenticeship with a big company id like to know if would be with getting out of this apprenticeship because i don't think ill learn very much as from what i have seen all the work is easy and similar to flat pack stuff like the door lining come with hinges prehung and all you have to is screw on the doors there is lots of the same type with the way they build plus they pay the bear minimum they can £3:50 an hour they said in my interview it would go up to £5:60 then i tern 18 but i think this is a lie its a 4 year contact with them really i wanted to do domestic work but because i cant drive noone domestic would take me on i had been looking for a apprenticeship for like a year and half doing collage in the mean time before this come up so what would be best for to in the long run if need more info just ask
Hi, from reading your post it seems to me that you are ambitious which is always a good thing however in the construction industry experience is key and I would advise you to keep your feet on the ground for the time being and liaise with the gaffer and more experienced members of the work force to demonstrate your communication skills and determination to succeed.
If this is a legitimate apprenticeship you will gain the qualifications and skills you will require to go forward.
Above all be assertive and polite to everyone you come into contact with as networking will play a big part in your progress in the industry.
All the very best for the future.
Answered 17th Nov 2017
Yes Hi there.
I totally agree with Jez you must give this apprenticeship time to settle down.
The 1st year is really simple and can be a bit boring and also there arent many companies out there offering apprenticeships so count your blessings and stick with it.
On site you will have to hang doors the traditional way and cut roofs on by hand along with fitting kitchens and making staircases etc.
You need to learn to do this properly and not pick up get around habits on site.
Im a lecturer and my nephew had the same scenario as you.
He now owns his own company and doing bespoke work and making a lot of money.
Yes you will have bad days at college but stick with it and good luck for your future.
Answered 20th Nov 2017
I agree with Jez and Andy - take your time it's all boring at the start my apprenticeship lasted 3 years and then I still had much to learn.
Answered 24th Nov 2017