Canterbury College - Carpentry
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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

If you are hands-on and enjoy practical challenges, a job in the building environment industry could be for you.

Students have access to industry-standard equipment and facilities within our workshops and are taught by staff that have worked within the industry, applying their experience and knowledge to student learning.

Extensive links with employers and industry leaders throughout East Kent enables students to gain work experience and build a network with future employers.

Why people love Carpentry

Owen Chapman

Owen Chapman

"I like that the Carpentry course has a lot of variation, and I can transfer the skills that I have learnt at College when I am working on-site in my industry placement. I have secured future employment at the company I worked for, which has really increased my confidence and knowledge in the sector."

Carpentry students take part in Social Action

Carpentry students take part in Social Action

Carpentry apprentices made owl boxes for Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership who work with the community to conserve and promote the Stour Valley.

Carpentry students make lawn games for Pride Canterbury

Carpentry students make lawn games for Pride Canterbury

Carpentry students constructed lawn games including hoopla, limbo and bean bag throwing for the Students' Union stall.

Career Prospects

Example: Carpenters and joiners

 Annual pay
£18,720 - £47,840
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 7% over the period to 2027, adding 15,670 jobs. In the same period, 55% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 122,305 job openings.

Role description

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.

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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway.

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111