Within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, there are some organisations that offer apprenticeships for you to develop in your role or learn your trade.

Usually these roles are available at entry level, so it will be the first time you have worked in this type of role, and therefore will gain all the training and experience on the job. With these jobs they do not come out at a particular time but depend on the service need.

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 Carpentry and Joinery


18 – 24 months

 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery


12 – 18 months

Plumbing and Heating Technician Apprenticeship (usually existing staff only)


48 months

Carpentry and Joinery

These roles involve carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The senior carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.

On completion of this apprenticeship, carpentry and joinery workers will be able to:

  • Work safely and be aware of key health, safety and welfare issues.
  • Plan and carry out their work to commercial standards of quality and speed.
  • Move, handle and store resources, such as materials and timber components, complying with relevant legislation & guidance.
  • Interpret and follow verbal and written work instructions from trade supervisors and site managers
  • Select the required materials to carry out the work, such as correct timber, tools and fixings.
  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out their work.



The NHS relies on water supplies, drainage and heating. They are all essential to keep hospitals and other NHS buildings safe and working efficiently.

As a plumber in the NHS, your work includes:

  • planned maintenance
  • repairing equipment that is broken or faulty
  • testing equipment and systems
  • improvements and installations