Carpenter Jobs

Carpenter jobs include working with wood, working on building sites or in workshops, making or repairing doors, windows, staircases, floorboards, roof trusses and partitions. Carpenters use traditional woodworking tools, as well as specialised power or hand tools, for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing.

Carpenter jobs are mostly based in workshops, using woodworking tools and machinery to make parts such as doors, roof timbers and skirting boards, site joiners who work on-site, fitting the prefabricated parts into buildings, shopfitters who specialise in producing and fitting shop fronts and interiors. Carpenters make moulds (formwork) for concrete structures, such as pillars for motorways and multi-storey car parks, bridges, suspended floors and staircases.

Working conditions of a Carpenter

The usual working week for a carpenter job is 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. Many carpenter jobs involve travelling to different sites, sometimes with time away from home. Carpenters spend a lot of time standing, bending, kneeling or crouching.

Outdoors carpenter jobs can be cold and windy, and the work can involve climbing ladders and work on scaffolding.  Carpenters need practical ability and good hand skills, the ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions, to be fit and agile to cope with the physical demands of the job.

As well as working on new buildings carpenter jobs may include working in a variety of different areas such as building maintenance and repair, adding fittings and extensions in existing houses, and working for building contractors, local authorities and shopfitting companies. Many carpenters are self-employed.

It may be possible to train to become a carpenter through an Apprenticeship.

Experienced carpenters may be able to move into construction management, or set up their own specialist firm. There may be opportunities for carpenter jobs to take place abroad on contracts.

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Job Listings

  1. Joiner

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £16.75 p/h

    Category: Carpenter

    Joiners required for various contracts and various lengths. Immediate starts available
    1st and 2nd fix joiners required, must be able to work at pace and have Blue or Gold Skills Card .
    Tools and PPE is required.
    Please call Joanne or Craig on 0141 887 1155 to discuss further.

  2. Shuttering Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders are currently looking for Shuttering Joiner for ongoing work in Edinburgh.
    Previous experience working on busy civils projects is essential to be considered for this role.
    Must have CSCS card, own tools and PPE.
    Ongoing work and various contract lengths available.
    If you're interested, please Apply now.
    Stafffinders ...

  3. Bench Hand Joiner

    Location: Lanarkshire North

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders have an exciting and immediate opportunity for Bench Hand Joiners to work on an ongoing assignment in the Cumbernauld area.
    If you are a dedicated and hard-working professional, then this could be the role for you.
    Rate of pay is £13.15 PAYE. Self-employed rates are available as well ...

  4. Bench Hand Joiners

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders have an exciting and immediate opportunity for Bench Hand Joiners to work on a temporary assignment in the Cumbernauld area. If you are a dedicated and hard-working professional, then this could be the role for you.
    Rate of pay is £15 to £16 per hour, depending on experience.
     
    Qualifications ...

  5. Formwork Joiners / Shuttering Joiners

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Carpenter

    Stafffinders have an exciting and immediate opportunity for Formwork Joiners / Shuttering Joiners to work on a long-term assignment, in the Edinburgh area. If you are a dedicated and hard-working professional, then this could be the role for you.
    Rate of pay is £17 to £18 per hour, depending on experience ...