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Carpentry and Bench Joinery Student Shines at Regional Carpenters' Craft Competition

Monday 16 October 2017

 

In 2017, Richmond upon Thames College Level 3 Carpentry and Bench Joinery student, Will Whitmore participated in the regional Carpenters’ Craft Competition, the only competition in the UK open to students of carpentry, joinery and shop fitting. Exemplary students are given the chance to showcase their work and have it judged by industry experts with £500 worth of prizes available. There are opportunities for students to take part at both a regional and national level and over 200 colleges nationwide take part in this annual competition.

Will entered the regional competition with a hanging wall sign and his entry clearly impressed judges as he secured second place. When asked about coming second place, Will said “I’m very pleased with the result, I really didn’t expect it because London is renowned for having good carpenters.” Will went on to thank the support of his teachers at RuTC, “my teachers, Alan Rowley and Nick Hart, were very supportive throughout the process and helped me to rectify any difficulties I encountered.” Andrew Spencer, Curriculum Manager for Construction Crafts at Richmond upon Thames College said, “Will is a hard-working and very talented student. Not only did he achieve second place in the regional Carpenters’ Craft Competition but he’s has also secured an apprenticeship with TimbAwood, a prestigious carpentry and joinery company in Feltham.”

As reward for coming second place, Will was presented with a cheque for £40 and will receive a special certificate from the Institute of Carpenters. In addition to this award, Will also received a student award at Richmond upon Thames College’s annual Student Awards celebrations held in September 2017. Will has now started his apprenticeship at TimbAwood and hopes to be offered a managerial position within the company upon successful completion of his apprenticeship.

Find out more about our range of Construction Craft courses we offer at Richmond upon Thames College.

Will Whitmore with Alan best

Carpentry Apprentice

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carpentry apprenticeship at Pinewood studios and Richmond upon Thames College in London George

Film sets

“After I have finished my course I would really love to carry on working on film sets if not commercials as I love the scene and can’t wait to go to work every day!”

Carpentry Apprentice

Friday 27 November 2015

carpentry apprenticeship at Pinewood studios and Richmond upon Thames College in London Sam

Passionate teachers

“Richmond upon Thames College have supported me by having very patient and passionate Carpentry teachers. They have a lot of time for me and I feel they want to teach me to become the best carpenter I can be.”

Carpentry Apprentice

Friday 27 November 2015

carpentry apprenticeship at Pinewood studios and Richmond upon Thames College in London Finn

Earn and learn

“I chose an apprenticeship because it was the best way to get into a construction job as I am able to earn money whilst learning, which is a great bonus!”

Carpentry Apprentice

Friday 27 November 2015

carpentry apprenticeship at Refurb a Sash and Richmond upon Thames College in London James

Real joinery

“I most enjoy getting into the real world of joinery which is very different from purely studying”

Carpentry Apprentice

Friday 27 November 2015

carpentry apprenticeship at Refurb a Sash and Richmond upon Thames College in London Max

Training machines

“So far I have learnt the full process behind how Refurb-a-Sash windows are made and what steps each product has to go through before it can be fitted. At both college and Refurb-a-Sash I have been trained on many machines.”

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