The BWF is fully committed to promoting the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry as a sector that offers an interesting, rewarding and progressive career. We work closely with employers and the wider education sector to provide access to first class learning opportunities, supported by the development of high-quality learning resources, ranging from hands-on practical courses to online interactive learning tools.

We believe that future proofing the industry’s workforce should be built upon four key pillars:

  • Continuing to support and promote career development within our industry
  • Supporting apprentices to become work-ready and upkeep a qualified workforce
  • Retaining and developing existing talent through continuous learning
  • Promoting woodworking and joinery manufacturing to young and future talent

How we can help you?

This section of the website has been designed to help the following audiences:

  • Woodworking and joinery businesses searching for training courses and apprenticeships.
  • Schools looking to incorporate woodworking into their design and technology curriculum.
  • Students who are exploring the career opportunities available in the industry, including apprenticeships.
Employee Training Hub

Designed specifically for woodworking and joinery manufacturing businesses, this employee training hub provides details of the many training courses available, from on line refresher courses through to on-site National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) achievement.

Timber Futures

Timber Futures has been designed to provide a number of resources to help schools and students explore the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry. Details on curriculum support and career opportunities are also included within this section.

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