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Expired on: Mar 6, 2024

Bench Joiner Apprentice

Are you an enthusiastic team player? Do you want a career with full training, support and development? Do you want to join a growing business that invests in its people?

We have an exciting opportunity for Bench Joiner Apprentice to join our workshop team. There has never been a better time to join!

The Role

Based in our Carlisle head office, you will be joining our joinery workshop, to add support across all areas of the team. This is a hands-on role, where you’ll be involved in a range of practical tasks, including joinery work and product assembly both inside the workshop, out on construction sites or at a client’s property. You will be provided with extensive on the job training and will be fully supported as you study for your NVQ Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery.

Key Tasks

  • Measuring and marking wood according to technical designs;
  • Work from drawings to manufacture items;
  • Comprise accurate cutting lists;
  • Set out, machine and assemble bespoke joinery items;
  • Manufacture wooden products in a production environment;
  • Using a range of equipment from traditional tools to state-of-the-art computerised cutting equipment and hi-tech drawing and design software.

Behavioural Skills:

  • Organised and good attention to detail;
  • Good work ethic with the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Enthusiastic and motivated;
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Professional attitude and appearance;
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise;
  • Being able to work flexibly

Please go to the Institute of Apprenticeships website for further detail on the standard and assessment.


You’ll gain hands on experience on a range of live sites, with mentoring from trade professionals and support from across the whole business.

This is a full-time position, with day release to your chosen learning provider for example Carlisle College. Helping you work towards gaining your nationally recognised qualification. Enabling you to master Carpentry and Joinery.

We provide you with technical expertise, professional skills, and ongoing support to be the best that you can be!

Who’s eligible?

Suitable for school leavers entering a trade, through to experienced employees looking to upskill and take the next step in their career.

Please go to our programmes page for more information.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
  • Take pride in the work that you do.
  • IT Competency and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Organised, methodical with excellent attention to detail.
  • Good Communication, interpersonal skills, and telephone manner.

Why Cubby?

Established in 1968, Cubby Construction is a family run, award-winning company that after decades of operation, has become a leading name. Specialising in construction, civil engineering, joinery manufacture and home building, Cubby is financially secure with a wide variety of public, private and third sector client.

Our track record for delivering on time and to budget, safely and reliably, embrace to projects others shy away from has meant repeat business from our clients.




  • Exceed both our and customer expectations.
  • Continued improvement making weakness into strength.
  • Innovative use of new and old to give robust solutions.


  • In all things be safe.
  • Act with respect and integrity.
  • Fight hard but fair for the greater good.


  • Own your choices and actions.
  • Deliver on our commitments / promises.
  • Our reputation is your responsibility.


  • One Cubby all equally important.
  • Through collaboration we will find the solution.
  • Using aspiration and hard work, we will create a legacy.


To register your interest in becoming a Cubby Construction Apprentice, simply complete the application form below by Wednesday 6 March 2024.

Interviews will be arranged on an ad hoc basis, with employment set to start inline with the academic year, September 2024.

For more information, join us at the Taster Session on Tuesday 12 March 2024 or email

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. The remuneration package will be negotiable, depending on experience. Cubby Construction Ltd is an equal opportunities employer, so we welcome applications from any suitably qualified individual.

Job Category: Apprenticeship
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Carlisle
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