Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings as part of construction projects.
You do not need any formal qualifications to become a carpenter or joiner. However, employers usually want people with some on-site experience. If you have not worked in construction before, you could work as a joiner's mate or labourer to get site experience. Once working, your employer may offer you training in carpentry and joinery. You may be able to become a carpenter or joiner through an Apprenticeship scheme.
To become a carpenter or joiner you will need to have an eye for detail. You will also need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. As a carpenter you'll need to follow technical drawings and plans.
Your work could include cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames; fitting and installing wooden structures and building temporary or permanent wooden structures.