Apprentice Joiner - McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd - REF: K014

For over 160 years, McLaughlin & Harvey Building & Civil Engineering Contractors has combined traditional values and experience with an advanced innovative approach.

The company operates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, delivering quality construction projects and achieving excellence. The company’s reputation is a product of this success.

McLaughlin & Harvey operate in various sectors including healthcare, education, industrial, retail, sporting venues, transport infrastructure, marine and rivers, energy, commercial, and leisure. The company has a strong commitment to delivering quality cost effective solutions for clients within a safe, considerate working environment.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Joinery
  • Work with wooden fixtures and fittings, floor joists and floorboards
  • 1st , 2nd & Final Fix joinery, kitchen and bathroom units, doors and window frames, roof trusses and wall partitions
  • Undertake training alongside a qualified Joiner on site in all aspects of site joinery
  • Working under direction of an experienced trades person, learn the process of understanding drawings and work in accordance with specifications
  • Work as part of a team
  • Use materials safely
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for property, maintaining expected standards of work and ensuring workspace is kept tidy
  • Undertake Health & Safety training as required – minimum CSCS Site Card will be required once successful
  • Follow Health & Safety policies and procedures including the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary
  • Carry out work following instructions to required standard and quality at various dwellings and construction projects
  • Work as a team member alongside other trades, colleagues, partners and members of the public
  • Complete all required documentation accurately, on a regular basis, and to specified deadlines
  • Maintain and keep clean any allocated transport
  • Ensure full compliance with all safety procedures and requirements of statutory legislation
  • TBe committed to attend the local college for appropriate off site training to obtain the National Vocational Qualification Level 2.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for property, maintaining expected standards of work and ensuring workspace is kept tidy

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required in Maths and English grade A - C/9 -3
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support colleagues
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality where necessary
  • Able to be flexible in work activities, location

Location: Kirkby
Contracted hours: 40
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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