We are looking for someone who has an interest in working with his or her hands, keen to do this and after a probationary period (which could be up to 12 months), the follow on will be a qualification in stonemasonry (via a residential college course, probably at York where we currently have an apprentice learning how to work stone into the shapes needed for repairs and replacements).
Good time keeping is very important, as is the ability to listen to instruction and explanations – this is for safety and also to improve product knowledge. (Maybe also an interest in history and our heritage - but this is not essential.)
Much of the same applies for this opportunity as for the stonemason, with the difference being that joinery is a practical skill that can be used across many types of works.
Indeed our joiner could in any day be fitting a kitchen, skirting boards, or creating rooms with studding, or working with structural timbers for church and listed buildings.
(Our joiner is currently very busy at Derby Cathedral where we are engaged on a re-roofing project).
College would be probably be more local for this trade.
Our workshop is currently at the address:
However we are in the next couple of months moving our business to Burton on the Wolds, so a successful applicant/apprentice would need to be able to get to our new address at LE12 5TQ which is on Melton Road.