When Matt and Ben Woodhart set up their carpentry business in Brighton ten years ago they had spent 16 hard years on sites across Sussex gaining the carpentry, construction and project management skills they needed. It was a tough road to travel – but a thoroughly rewarding one.

Today the Woodhart Group consists of three divisions specialising in new build commercial carpentry, domestic extensions and property development.

With Growth Comes Investment In Future Growth

That’s one reason that we are looking for more local young people to join our team and become apprentices.
We currently have seven apprentices working under an acclaimed scheme that is backed by the governing body of our industry. You can find out more about the CITB’s scheme here.

We offer apprentices work experience, ongoing mentoring and the chance to have your college study and qualifications paid for. You will earn a wage and gain the skills and experience that you need to start building your own career.

Investing In Your Future Is Investing In Our Future

Nothing is ever more difficult than getting started. It was a hard slog for Matt and Ben to build their skills and build their business but it would have been impossible without the help and support they received from industry professionals along the way.

What was true back then is even truer today.

The challenges faced by young people looking to gain a foothold into a job that offers real career prospects in Brighton are immense in 2016. We, more than anyone, understand just how tough it is to get started and how important it is that your talent is recognised and nurtured.

Apprenticeships are one of the ways that Woodhart gives back to the local Brighton community that it works in and for.
Yet, we believe that apprenticeships benefit us just as much as those who are offered them. Apprenticeships are actually a reflection of a core part of our ethos. We believe that investing in people and nurturing talent makes our business stronger. We aim to provide long-term career employment, and so training and development provides us with the benefits of a highly skilled and loyal workforce who understand our values and the needs of our customers.

This commitment to our employees is shown by our low staff turnover – and you can read a bit more about that here.

Would You Like To Join Us As An Apprentice?

We are on the lookout for more young people to help get started on a career path – and we can offer all the support you need to do this.To become an apprentice you must be 18 years or over and be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing a career in carpentry or construction.

We work closely with CITB Training Officers to offer you the best possible start in the industry and invaluable opportunities for training and development.You will build up knowledge and skills in carpentry and construction as you work alongside experienced professionals. You will gain valuable on the job experience as you study towards NVQ qualifications that will help you to progress your career. As well as training on site, you can attend your local college on day or block release to complete your training – and we will fund your studies and pay you a wage as you learn.

Here are some of the benefits we are offering apprentices from the Brighton area:

  • Learn from Brighton’s best

We are an award-winning commercial and domestic carpentry and construction business that is fully industry accredited (with SMAS, CQMS and Construction Line) and a member of Checkatrade and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

We are Brighton born and bred – but we offer a team whose skills are hard to match nationwide.

  • Earn while you learn

The CITB-backed apprentice programme is a great way to get qualifications whilst also earning a good wage.

  • Gain a clear career path

Our staffing history reveals that those who come to work at Woodhart stay to develop their career here. We’re very serious about developing careers – we believe we are investing in our future as well as yours. Our aim is to offer you a clear career progression path, not just to the next step but on into management as well.

Want To Find Out More?

Woodhart is a local Brighton business that is committed to nurturing and developing local talent. If you want to find out more about joining us as an apprentice let us know you are out there.

We’ll be really glad to hear from you. If you’re interested please give us a call 01273 539124 or email us with your contact details, a brief summary of what you’re up to, any previous work experience and whether or not you can drive.

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