WHAT IS FURNITURE & WOODWORKING?
Furniture makers make individually designed and produced pieces of furniture such as chairs, tables, chests of drawers, office furniture & screens and storage or display cabinets. They may also restore antiques or repair damaged furniture.
Assemblers could carry out areas of above, but will also assemble and in some cases install items of furniture
Joiners/Woodworking can also carry out aspects of the above, but could also be required to work on doors, windows and stairs
Other craft areas can include garden furniture, wood structures (garden, play equipment etc), timber merchants, office furniture and supplies
Work based learning will provide hands on experience and help to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to meet your employer business needs, without the need to attend college
Experienced staff can make decisions such as the type of material needed to make components / products, the ability to follow technical drawings, skills to work out amount of materials needed.