David Howe

Born 1988 Lives and works in Essex

An adaptable and hard-working carpenter with traditional and modern woodworking skills qualified to NVQ level 2. Enjoys working on own initiative or as part of a team, holds a full UK driving licence and CSCS Card. NPTC CS30 Certificate. Currently self-employed.

Career Summary Jan 2013- Present

Sep 2012- Nov 2012

Feb 2012 – Sep 2012 Nov 2011 – Feb 2012

May 2011 – Sep 2011 Sep 2009 – April 2011 2008-2009

2007-2008 2004-2007

Qualifications 2009-2011

2007-2008 2006-2007

Carpentry with Ben Coode-Adams
My current responsibilities include processing round wood, carpentry and cabinet making New skills including how to drive a JCB Loadall and tractors, saw mill operation, welding and plasma cutting.

Woodsman. Hereford.
Working with Sherwood Keogh gaining experience in round wood construction and green woodworking building his workshop and living accommodation as seen on BBC’s Countryfile and Channel 4’s Grand designs.

Self Employed. Colchester.
Built a kitchen for a new coffee shop in Colchester, Delivery driving for local bakery and general maintenance on local Houses.

Site carpentry with Pianos Kelly, Luxembourg.
Working at the site of a new piano showroom and apartment build, work included laying a 300sqm oak parquet floor. Sole responsibility for stud walling, dry lining, painting, general finishing. Other tasks included delivering grand pianos and other equipment.

Site carpentry with S.J. Root, Colchester.
A busy site where I was involved in a wide variety of first fix, including erecting trussed roofs and stud walls, laying joists and floor coverings, along with second fix work of fitting skirting and window boards.

Carpenter and Joiner with Gary Jobber, Wivenhoe.
This role enabled me to learn traditional wood working skills in the manufacture of windows, doors and cupboards along with the modern techniques of kitchen fitting, stud walling and trussed roofs.

Temporary agency worker for GBN Kiloforce, Colchester.
Chef and Production jobs. Quality control in manufacturing. Logistics and Recycling industries. Working for numerous employers at short notice required me to rapidly grasp necessary elements of tasks and work well within existing teams.

Chef at Poplar Nurseries, Marks Tey Chef at the Bakehouse, Wivenhoe

NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry, Colchester Institute
My course covered both the theory and practical aspects of a wide variety of
carpentry techniques such as laying floors, hanging doors and erecting roofs. Alongside this I worked on various jobs with qualified carpenters and joiners throughout my time on this course.

VRQ Level 1, Automotive Maintenance and Repair, Colchester Institute. This course taught me skills in vehicle repair and maintenance from mechanical and electrical work to tyre fitting and diagnostics.

NVQ Level 3, Professional Cookery, Colchester Institute.