Wood and Timber Industries

Modern Apprenticeship


What's Wood and Timber Industries like?

Are you enthusiastic about DIY? Would you like to use your woodworking skills professionally in a rewarding job sector? This course will teach you how to thrive in a Scottish industry where apprentices are in high demand. 

You’ll learn high level skills in a wide variety of wood crafting processes. You’ll use and maintain the equipment needed for the role. You’ll also work with experienced craftspeople and machinists who will share their valuable insights and knowledge. 

From craftspeople to builders, there are many career options available to you. You could work in:

  • carpentry

  • manufacturing

  • milling

  • design

  • forestry

Expertly craft bespoke wood products as a joiner. Develop innovative manufacturing processes as a wood machinist. Work in some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes as a sawyer. 

Whatever your ambitions in the wood and timber industries, this apprenticeship is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed. 


Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for entry into the SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship course. SCQF Level 6/7 candidates should have completed the SCQF Level 5 Modern Apprenticeship course or have a similar level of qualification and experience.  

How does it work?

You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider. 

How long will it take?

This Modern Apprenticeship will take 18 to 24 months to complete.

How to apply

Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.

You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.

Find vacancies near you