Carpenters and joiners construct, install, and repair structures made of wood, such as buildings, furniture, and fixtures. They must be able to read and interpret blueprints, use hand and power tools safely and effectively, and work with precision to ensure a high-quality finished product.
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required, along with vocational training or an apprenticeship in carpentry or joinery. Candidates should have good physical strength, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination, as well as the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Carpenters and joiners should have a strong understanding of woodworking materials, techniques, and safety procedures. They should be able to read and interpret blueprints and other technical documents, communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors, and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
The salary for carpenters and joiners in the UK ranges from £20,000 to £35,000 per year, depending on experience and location.