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If you like the idea of making a house a home, then carpentry is the industry for you. Carpenters and joiners carefully build furniture, flooring and structural joints out of wood. Carpenters don’t only work on houses, you could also find yourself working on offices and building sites. Anywhere that needs woodwork is a carpenter’s place of business.
If you’re creative, carpentry offers you plenty of things to channel that creativity. You’ll be using your hands a lot, so I hope you don’t mind getting them dirty!
Carpentry can often involve a lot of interaction with customers, so make sure your people skills are up to scratch. If you’d prefer a less customer facing role within carpentry, wood machinists prepare wood for shops and furniture manufacturing and tend to spend more time in sawmills than on-site with customers.
Carpenters tend to work on contracts, meaning that you’ll be hired for particular projects. Consequently, most carpenters are freelancers, but carpenters are always in high demand so you’re unlikely be short of work.
Entry-level carpenters will involve working under a supervisor who will oversee the project. As you gain more experience and rise through the ranks, you’ll start managing teams, taking on larger projects and maybe even setting up your own business!