L2 Textiles Apprentice R U Comfy

Main duties include sewing and batching products sewn, operating industrial sewing machines, assisting in the cutting and processing of orders, assisting in the branding/personalisation of orders and quality checking items produced.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm ( 37.5 hours)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    23 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

As an Industrial Sewing Machinist your role will include:

  • Sewing a wide variety of products and styles.
  • Batching each and every product sewn.
  • Operating a variety of different industrial sewing machines mainly Flats and Overlockers.
  • Assisting in the cutting and processing of orders.
  • Assisting in the branding/personalisation of orders.
  • Quality Checking items produced.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The ideal Industrial Sewing Machinist must:

  • Have a keen atttention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have the ability to switch from one order to another quickly and efficiently.
  • Some experience or a passion for sewing.

Personal qualities

  • Be hardworking & reliable.
  • Have a keen attention to detail and accuracy.

Qualifications required

  • Preferably 5 GCSE’s (A*-C) or equivalent/predicted.

Future prospects

Possible progression onto level 3 dependent on role.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

This is a company based in Blackburn and has been in business since 1982. They make and distribute beanbags.


R U Comfy


Weir Street



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Training provider

Textiles Apprenticeship includes:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Textiles
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1 if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Fashion and Textiles

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College


Lynn Whitham 01254 292126 Lynn.Whitham@blackburn.ac.uk

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017