R Moulding and Co. – The Country House Builders – has a strong commitment to nurturing the next generation of skilled workers.

Recognising the importance of providing young people with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop the skills they need to succeed in the building industry has led to the growth of their apprentice programme.

The program is designed to provide a well-rounded education that covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of the building trade through expert mentorship with hands-on training and guidance to complete a variety of projects. Throughout the apprenticeship, exposure to a wide range of building techniques and materials, provides a comprehensive understanding of the building industry skills and trades. 

What is unique about the Moulding’s apprenticeship programme is the sort of projects they get to work on. As one of the South’s leading residential Country House builders, the projects require a diverse combination of modern and traditional skills and craftsmanship. 

Apprentices are also provided with the opportunity to attend workshops and training sessions that are specifically designed to further their skills and knowledge.

A recent apprentice Josh, started his carpentry apprenticeship with Moulding whilst at Wiltshire College & University Centre in September 2022. He is now enjoying working on site and developing his carpentry skills with support from his mentor Tom and Site Manager Brett.

“Josh has settled really well into the team, he listens carefully to instructions and has a great attitude towards his work.”

– Brett, Site Manager.

Tom, a bricklaying apprentice also started in September 2022.

“I am really enjoying my time at Moulding so far, it’s exciting to be working on the prestige sites Moulding run. I have gathered lots of key skills and information for my bricklaying apprenticeship, I have also picked up basic on-site skills from other trades too from interacting with others at work in the friendly environment on site.”  

– Tom, Bricklaying Apprentice.

Many former Moulding apprentices have subsequently progressed further within the company. Jon completed the NVQ level 3 in site carpentry at Wiltshire College, Salisbury and now works as a Contract Manager.

‘I was very fortunate to be enrolled into a carpentry apprenticeship with Moulding upon leaving school. During my apprenticeship I was privileged to be able to work on a variety of different types of domestic construction, from new builds to the restoration of historic properties. Following a few of years of improving my skills as a site carpenter I was given the opportunity to attend Solent University and attain a HNC in quantity surveying. Since completing this I have had the opportunity to work as a Contract Manager, working on a variety of small, medium and large projects mainly focusing on the cut and carve of domestic dwellings. I also have been fortunate enough to have managed several maintenance contracts with the local Diocese and English Heritage.’

Jon, Contract Manager.

The success of the apprenticeship program at Moulding is due, in large part, to the commitment and dedication of their staff. Their passion to share their skills and knowledge is recognised as imperative to develop the next generation. By doing so, they are investing in the future of their industry and ensuring the continuation of high-quality workmanship for years to come.

Contract Type: Permanent full-time or contract

Competitive rates of pay and benefits

Moulding has experienced considerable growth over the past 12 months. We are looking to recruit exceptional Painters & Decorators to join our expanding team to help deliver a wide range of high-end residential projects from large multi-million-pound country house schemes and new builds to smaller high quality residential refurbishments, extensions and maintenance contracts.

Operating within a 50-mile radius of Salisbury, our team of over 120 craftspeople pride themselves on delivering a high-quality, premium service, no matter how big or small the project. We are looking to recruit hard working experienced Painters & Decorators who share in our ethos of delivering exceptional service and commitment to excellence, and who are excellent team players and want to play a key part in our continued growth.


  • Current & valid CSCS Card
  • Experience of painting and decorating in private domestic environments with a passion for delivering the highest quality of customer service and workmanship
  • Full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) as to travel to sites is required
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team


  • NVQ2, City and Guilds or equivalent qualification desirable although substantiated experience in similar role can be considered as alternative to formal qualification
  • Working knowledge of site Health & Safety procedures would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided.

We have a strong commitment to training and development and recognise that our success is only as good as our people.

We have a strong commitment to training and development and recognise that our success is only as good as our people. If you are looking to join our growing family business, please call Jo on 01722 742228 for further information or send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] or  find us on Facebook (@RMouldingandCo).

No recruitment agencies please.

The South’s leading residential building firm

Established in 1798, R. Moulding & Co. (Salisbury) Limited (known locally as Moulding) is an 8th generation family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end residential building projects. We have our own joinery workshop and are one of the few specialist companies in the region with the scale and skills to deliver a range of high quality prime residential building projects in a very privileged niche of the construction industry. This includes working for high profile clients on some of the UK’s finest buildings.

Moulding is also responsible for maintaining all the main English Heritage sites in the area, including well-known tourist destinations such as Stonehenge, Lulworth Castle, Old Sarum Castle and Tintagel Castle.

Job Vacancy : Joinery Manager

R. Moulding & Co. are a family owned and managed business, specialising in high-end residential building projects with an unrivalled reputation in the south of England for the finest work. Our projects range from Country House projects and period properties, to smaller works such as house extensions, decorations and maintenance.

Due to continued expansion of our joinery department, we are looking for an experienced Joinery Manager capable of supervising a high calibre team of 6 full time bench joiners.

To supplement Moulding’s residential building and restoration projects, this facility is responsible for the bespoke manufacture of a wide variety of high quality timber products. From traditional sliding sash and casement windows, panelled doors to high end cabinetry and fittings.
The applicant should hold a minimum of an NVQ3 or equivalent in Bench Joinery and preferably have a CSCS card.

Salary and Benefits?

Employment packages are tailored around the individual. Salary will be dependent upon the individual’s experience and level of qualification. 

Should you require any additional support with your application please do not hesitate to get in touch via [email protected]

Please forward all applications to [email protected]. Applications are to include an up to date CV and a covering letter, not exceeding 400 words.