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Carpenter / Joiner

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Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

€13k > 38 
Carpenter / Joiner
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€13 - 38 
Related Information:
Apprentice Rates: 13 - 16
Qualified / Experienced: 25 - 38
Data Source(s):
FAS / Citizens Information

Last Updated: November, 2011

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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The craft of carpentry and joinery is varied. It includes setting out, production and assembly of joinery such as stairs, doors, windows, floors and built-in furniture.


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Glenn Lucas
Woodturner  
Glen Lucas is a professional Woodturner. Following his Leaving Certificate he did some classes with professional woodturners.  He also undertook a FÁS cabinet making course.  Following a Business Skills Course which he took with the Craft Council of Ireland he set up his own workshop in 1997.
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Carpenters/joiners use their skills to make structures and fittings such as windows, doors, stairs, furniture and shop fittings from wood and wood materials. The carpenter/joiner cuts, shapes and joins wood, using a wide range of tools including hammers, planes, chisels, screwdrivers and measuring tapes. Also, they often use power tools and cutting machines.  
 
The carpenter/joiner has to study drawings, make calculations and select suitable materials to meet design requirements. 


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As a carpenter/joiner you will need to be physically fit and able to work well with your hands. Attention to detail and an eye for shape is also important.  
 
You will also need a head for heights because you may need to climb ladders and work on scaffolding.


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