Carpenters and joiners
The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding
7,973 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 71,657 job openings.
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.
- examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements
selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools
aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates
checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level
maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.