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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.

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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.

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€13k > 38 
Carpenter / Joiner
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€13 - 38 
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Apprentice Rates: 13 - 16
Qualified / Experienced: 25 - 38
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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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At a Glance... header image

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
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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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