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As the world has moved more towards desk-based jobs, those with practical skills have become more and more in demand - so trades - carpentry graduates are likely to find themselves with a very lucrative career. You can find graduate trades- carpentry jobs on TheBigChoice and apply today.

How much can I earn as a Carpenter?
Newly qualified carpenters can earn around £15,000 a year, but this can rise quickly with experience to around £25,000. Highly experienced carpenters and joiners can easily earn over £40,000.
What qualifications do I need to be a Carpenter?
Traditional qualifications aren’t required for a career in carpentry – so aside from your degree, you will need to demonstrate that you have the design and practical skills needed for a role. You should consider taking up a practical course, for example at a local college, to ensure you have the skills needed. Even though your degree might not have fully qualified you as a carpenter, you will (hopefully) have gained a number of soft skills that will be essential in this role – see the “Skills Required” section below for what they are. Carpenters are generally self-employed, so it might benefit you to start out as an apprentice or trainee with a local carpenter. You should also be able to find shift work through recruitment agencies. You will often be employed on a job by job basis. You should also be aware that onsite carpentry work is easier to find during the summer months.
What skills do I need to be a Carpenter?
Carpentry and joinery are skilled occupations that will require you to have excellent design, creative, planning skills, as well as attention to detail. You should continue to grow your skills throughout your employment by taking professional qualifications. As you will often work on your own, you will need excellent self-motivation and leadership skills too.

Some skills you’ll need to work in carpentry and joinery include:
  • Planning and organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Attention to detail
As carpenters are likely to be self-employed, business acumen and a head for numbers are also likely to be very useful.
What experience do I need to get a job in Carpentery?
You need a high level of skill to become a carpenter, so experience within a design studio or in a workshop will give you the skills needed.