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Carpenter CV Template (Text Format)


Hardworking and reliable carpenter with 6+ years of relevant experience in construction, repairs, and maintenance of high-end residential and commercial projects. Proficient in the entire construction process from concept design and material selection to post-construction and closeout. BSA member with a proven track record of project completion under budget and 25% ahead of schedule. Seeking a position as Head Carpenter with [Company Name].


Kent University, UK | Sep 2013–Oct 2016
B.Sc. (Hons) Industrial Engineering — upper second-class honours (2:1)

  • Relevant modules: Carpentry Framing and Finishing, Carpentry Forms, Applied Technical Mathematics

James High School, Kent | Sep 2006–July 2013

  • A-Levels: Physics (B), Chemistry (C), Maths (B)
  • GCSEs: 10 A*–C, including English, Maths, and ICT


Dove Construction Company, Glasgow
Carpenter, Jun 2021–Present

  • Conceived, designed, and executed construction, renovations, and general maintenance for over 10 properties, including residential builds and remodels
  • Enhanced project quality by 75% by building a high-quality supply chain of tools and materials
  • Trained and supervised 14 new workers, leading to a 47% average performance improvement within one month
  • Reduced time spent laying hardwood flooring and installing other furniture projects by 20% by eliminating construction waste
  • Increased productivity by 60%, using CAD software to develop accurate design templates and representations

Mayflower Building Engineers, Glasgow
Carpenter, Jul 2019–Jun 2021

  • Led all phases of the entire construction processes, repairs by maintaining first or second fix installations across 20+ buildings over 2 years
  • Produced top-quality work by following industry best practices and implementing quality management across the project lifecycle for 30+ projects in 12 months
  • Employed tools in 100% compliance with health and safety regulations of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA)
  • Worked independently and as a team on the constructions and installation of stained oak casings, cabinetries, framings, sidings, and other wooden fixtures within determined deadlines

Midas Inc., Glasgow
Finish Carpenter, Oct 2016–Jun 2019

  • Carried out planned projects from start to finish by ensuring project specifications were met and completed work on time and within budget
  • Performed finish carpentry design and executed wood remodelling projects with various finish processes with 90% accuracy in cost estimation
  • Completed first fixes such as plaster boarding and timber framing as well as second adjustments, including hanging doors, skirting, and architraves ahead of the deadline, resulting in a 20% cost reduction
  • Designed construction plans, measured, and installed cabinets as well as wooden flooring for 45+ homes, schools, and offices undergoing remodelling, repair, and renovation
  • Successfully led a team of 6 to remodel the interior and exterior of both houses and workshop environments using CAD to minimise waste and increase precision


  • Highly organised and effective communicator with all levels of management, peers, and diverse cultural audiences
  • Technically proficient in using CAD Software and MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Solid expertise in drilling, framing, fabrication, and client relationship building
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, sales, and negotiation skills


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A carpenter CV job description and skills list

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

Carpenters are responsible for cutting, shaping, and installing wooden structures and fixtures. A carpenter’s day-to-day duties may include measuring and marking out materials, cutting and shaping wood, assembling structures and fixtures, and finishing surfaces.

These professionals also need a strong understanding of construction methods and should be able to work with various tools and equipment.

Some hard skills (technical abilities you learnt from training or on the job) to highlight on a carpenter’s CV include:

  • reading and interpreting blueprints and plans
  • experience using hand and power tools
  • performing carpentry tasks such as measuring and sanding wood
  • physical fitness
  • ability to create finishes by staining, painting, and varnishing

And some important soft skills (abilities showing how you relate to your teammates or clients) for carpenters are:

  • communication skills
  • creativity
  • teamwork
  • problem solving skills
  • attention to detail
  • time management skills

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Aaron Case
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Aaron Case

Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.