Sample Carpenter CV / resume

The sample Carpenter CV / resume provided below can be used as a template for your own Carpenter CV or Joiner CV/ resume.

sample carpenter cv joiner cv resumeWhether you are applying for a position with a company specialising in commercial construction, residential repairs, shop fitting or making sets/stages for theatre, film and TV; the skills and qualities that employers are looking for will overlap so make sure that your CV / resume clearly demonstrates that you have the necessary skills.

Where the requirements differ, adjust your profile and skills to match.

Skills and qualities to be highlighted on your Carpenter CV / resume

As a Carpenter or Joiner you will need to highlight qualities and skills that show you are passionate about carpentry. Illustrate that you have a good knowledge of woods and experience with a variety of tools that you may be expected to work with. You should also show that you have a good eye for detail, able to follow and work with plans.

Include action words that highlight these skills and qualities in your personal profile and reinforce this by giving examples both in the Key Skills section and also under Duties in the Employment Summary section of your CV / resume.

Skills and experience that you should highlight include:

  • First fixing experience (fitting wooden structures, such as floors, roof timbers, roof joists, window and door frames, staircases and partition walls)
  • Second fixing experience (installing skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, door handles and locks, as well as cupboards and shelving,
  • The ability to follow technical drawings and plans
  • Relevant Qualifications / training
  • Maths (ability to calculate materials required etc.)
  • The ability to work as both part of a team and unsupervised
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations

It is important to remember that as a carpenter or joiner you may be required to work away from home, or for long, unsociable hours in order to complete deadlines. On some contracts you may have to work on scaffolding, roofs or up ladders. You may need to work outdoors in all kinds of weather so make sure you let potential employers know you are physically fit.

Most important of all, your carpenter CV / resume should be a reflection of you, so we strongly suggest you use this as a template and not simply copy it.

Sample Carpenter CV / Resume

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Anna Bodi

A well-qualified First Fix carpenter and joiner offering several years solid on-site work history. Has also been employed in the maintenance / repair of supported housing. Flexible, patient and reliable, she is accustomed to meeting deadlines, staying calm in difficult situations, and resolving problems either unsupervised or under direction.

With current experience and augmented skills gained in domestic repair and refurbishment, she now seeks a stable staff position. Ideally, this would be in an environment where she can demonstrate her sound technical craftsmanship, CAD knowledge in addition to delivering excellent customer service.

Key Skills:
  • Current DBS, Full clean Driving licence
  • Fully qualified with Diploma in carpentry
  • Qualified Computer Assisted Design (CAD)
  • Current CSCS card
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent team worker
Employment Summary:
Carpenter (Sub-contractor) July 2013 to date
Pocock Housing Association, Anytown
After careful vetting, as a sub-contractor I am regularly engaged in out-of-hours and scheduled maintenance tasks for a complex of 80 residential dwellings for the elderly and disabled. Call-outs might be to repair or replace window frames, kitchen and bathroom installations, and furniture repairs.

April 2006 – July 2013
Totty Construction Ltd, Anytown

Continuously employed on major new build, conversion and renovation projects where Totty Ltd was the lead contractor for Anytown Council. In several of these contracts I led the carpentry team.

Responsibilities included:

  • Assessing time needed, material required, ordering and taking delivery
  • Allocating and supervising work
  • Checking measurements and quality of work
  • Risk Assessment, on-site safety

Apprentice Carpenter

Totty Construction Ltd, Anytown April 2003 – April 2006
As an apprentice carpenter I worked on building sites to gain first hand experience of the working environment. I also attended college to gain the necessary theory and qualifications to become a fully qualified carpenter. Since completing my apprenticeship my duties have included:
  • Measuring and cutting timber for window frames, floorboards and skirting boards.
  • Use of power tools and hand tools.
  • Fitting doors, skirting boards and window frames.
  • Learned Computer Assisted Design (CAD).
  • Delivering excellent Health and safety.
Relevant Qualifications:
Anytown Technical College
Diploma in Construction Crafts (Carpentry and joinery) 2002 – 2004
Anytown Technical College
City & Guilds Carpentry Level 1, 2 & 3 2000 – 2002
Anytown Academy 5 GCSEs: Maths, English, Art, Woodwork & Technical Drawing 1995 – 2000
In my leisure time I enjoy cabinet making, cycling and the company of friends. I also engage in voluntary work for a local charity, restoring furniture for resale. I am currently studying historic cabinet making techniques.

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