For an occupation that has been thousands of years old, Carpentry is still very much valued today within the building industry. Having such an integral role within construction, Carpentry is an ideal role for you if you are good with your hands and take pride in completing projects that will be used for years to come. This article will highlight the benefits of a career in Carpentry, as well as why our Skills Bootcamps is a great way to upskill and get qualified if you are a self-employed Carpenter or have basic Carpentry skills already.
Types of Carpentry
One of the main benefits of a career in Carpentry is that it is one of few trades that has a vast range of specialisations associated with it, allowing candidates a variety of jobs to choose from. Types of Carpentry roles may include:
Residential = involved in building homes and apartment buildings (framing, stairs, deck and roofing)
Commercial = involves the building of offices, hotels and shopping centres (installing flooring, ceiling and windows)
Industrial = constructing the scaffolding for infrastructure, tunnels and roads
Joinery = involves working in a workshop crafting timber products (cabinets, doors and windows)
Woodworking = building, maintaining and fixing wood-based products by shaping wood and furnishing (furniture, antiques)
Gain Transferable Skills
Due to the vast types of Carpentry roles available, your initial training will involve gaining the knowledge and skills needed to be successful as any type of Carpenter. This means that if you do decide to venture out to other aspects of carpentry, you will possess the transferable skills necessary that employers seek.
In 2019, the ‘Construction Sector Deal’ stated that over 700 public and private sector projects were set to commence with a total of £460bn being allocated to the construction industry for these projects. However, with the setback of COVID-19 and many projects yet to begin, demand across the industry has drastically increased in order to reach deadlines.
In addition, with changes in the labour market and Brexit, the UK construction industry faces a skills shortage across the sector with a total of 266,000 workers needed by 2026. Carpenters and joiners are one of the most critical skills needed in the industry as of now so as soon as you are qualified, there will be a constant demand for you to work.
These are some of the benefits of Carpentry, but if you are not sure if Carpentry is the right career path for you, we at Construction Helpline provide free, government-funded training in other trades including commercial Drylining, Site Supervision and Bricklaying. Training is available to both unemployed and self-employed learners so there is no reason for you to not take the next step in your career today and apply now: https://www.constructionhelpline.com/lp/skills-bootcamps/