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Careers in timber engineering – are you up for the challenge?

Starting out? Look for apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way to get into timber engineering and a wide range of technical design, estimating, manufacturing, sales, customer service and management roles within trussed rafter companies. Nothing is as effective or rewarding as hands-on experience combined with knowledge-based learning.

An apprenticeship provides newcomers to the industry with everything they need to start a successful and fulfilling career.

Find out more about local work placements and apprenticeships in the timber engineering industry.


Industry experience? Look for vacancies with TRA member companies

From designers, production operatives and CAD technicians to carpenters/joiners and technical managers, the trussed rafter industry offers many opportunities to pursue a rich and fulfilling career.

TRA member companies frequently seek skilled, conscientious individuals able to meet the high standards their businesses demand.

Search for your local TRA member to enquire about vacancies


Looking for promotion? Make time for training

Training is essential for those working in the trussed rafter industry and the TRA is able to offer online training in association with Edinburgh Napier University, which has an excellent timber engineering department.

Click here to find out more about TRA online training 



How to buy?

It couldn’t be easier to buy a trussed roof or metal web joist system to meet your exact specification. Reputable manufacturers are members of the TRA.

When you choose a TRA member, you get peace of mind knowing they have been vetted and approved by the industry’s leading professional association.

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Trussed Rafter Association