Job Type: Carpenter

We are continually looking to expand our workforce, with opportunities for sub-contracted carpenters on price work, offering excellent rates of pay.


All applicants must have a valid CSCS card, own tools, transport and PPE.

Sites throughout Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. 


Job Type: Carpenter Apprenticeship


S J Root are pleased to offer apprenticeship opportunities for those looking to begin a career in carpentry. 

Carpentry is one of the most skilled roles in construction, and to succeed as a carpenter or joiner you will have a keen eye for detail, sufficient maths skills for measuring and calculating angles, as well as the ability to follow technical drawings and plans.

Carpentry apprentices will be working alongside and assisting trained carpenters in a variety of joisting, roofing, 1st and 2nd fix carpentry.

An excellent working knowledge of wood and it's various types/uses is important, as well as an understanding of how the finished product will fit into a building.

On the job training will be provided, and apprentices will work towards a Level 2 qualification in Site Carpentry from a nearby college.


  • Education - a reasonable standard of Maths and English is desirable

  • Skills - good woodworking skills and ability to read drawings

  • Personal qualities - reliable with a good attitude and able to work using own initiative

S.J. Root is based in High Garrett, Braintree but apprentices could be working anywhere in and around Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas. Own transport is desirable.

Standard working hours are 07:30 - 16:30 Monday - Friday, however you may attend college one day per week, with site work taking up the remaining 4 days. 


To apply or enquire, please contact the office using the details provided

S. J. Root & Co.Ltd   

Sunnyfields Business Centre, Sunnyfields Road, High Garrett, Essex, CM7 5PG           Tel: 01376 342234 - Email: