Joinery

If you are considering a career in construction you should try joinery. A joiner is a person who literally connects joints. They make things like doors, window frames, stairs and so on. In case you are wondering what the difference is between a joiner and a carpenter, a carpenter works on a construction site while a joiner works in a workshop or in homes. Becoming a joiner is not very hard. The good news is that there is no formal training that you have to undertake.
 You start by being an apprentice to a joiner. You will learn as you watch them work. In time they will give you small tasks to undertake and as you become better and better you will accomplish more complicated tasks. This can take several years depending on how fast a learner you are. The one thing you have to be good at is math – there is a lot of measuring and fitting and you have to throw numbers around quite a bit. You should also have steady hands for fitting small joints. Once you have completed your apprenticeship you can then branch out on your own.
 There are many career opportunities for joiners. If you have the start-up capital required you can buy the necessary equipment and rent space for a workshop. This is rarely the case though – most people who have just finished do not usually have the kind of money required to buy their own equipment. You can choose to work for whoever you apprenticed with. If you impressed them during your time with them they will be happy to take you on. You can also seek employment in a joinery company – there are many that are looking for good help. You also have the option of working with companies that manufacture fitted kitchens and other kinds of furniture. If you work and save for several years you will make enough money to start your own joinery business.
 One company where Cambridge residents can seek employment is ALN Carpenters and Joinery. They do lots of joinery work in the area and are always looking for good help.