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Providing Traineeships in East Devon

carpentry traineeships in east devon
Aubrey, Apprentice at Just Wood Furniture

At the top of the hill in Greendale Business Park is Just Wood Furniture. We set up the new business just after Covid and haven't looked back!

In the last 12 months we have invested significantly in advanced technology and have employed the first of what they hope will be many trainees over the coming years. Our new trainee, Aubrey, joined us in 2023 and is already proving to be a valued member of the team. As part of his traineeship we provide an introduction to all aspects of production, manufacturing methods and best practices which includes knowledge and first hand experience of our CNC machinery, software and on-site installation.

We believe that young people are eager to learn and to showcase their abilities but we also think there is room for improvement in training up young people in our field. We provide the opportunity with on-the-job training, but more needs to be done to expand apprenticeship schemes within our specialist niche of bespoke fitted furniture.

We were able to discuss this during a recent visit to the Just Wood workshop by Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon. He agreed that current apprenticeships are limited and has since acted to communicate this matter higher up to the Department for Education. “The young people of East Devon must be given every chance to build on their vocational qualifications and companies like Just Wood Furniture provide the all-important opportunity to gain work experience, but this must be supported by relatable vocational apprenticeship programs” said Simon Jupp.

Simon Jupp MP visits business
Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon (2nd from right) visiting Just Wood Furniture

Get in touch to discuss your fitted furniture project with us.


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