Apprentice Foam Convertor Fibreline Ltd

We are currently seeking a Furniture Apprentice to join our busy manufacturing team. The qualification that the apprentice will undertake will be Foam Convertor and Upholstery Cushion Interior Manufacturer.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working within our production facility the apprentice will have a structured training plan that moves them throughout the production process during the first 12 months.

This will enable the apprentice to gather a thorough understanding of both the product range and production system.

They will experience a full range of technology from textile carding equipment to high volume computer controlled cutting equipment, robotic drilling and spraying lines.

Duties to include:

  • Operate Manual/Automatic equipment.
  • Prepare components ready for sewing.
  • Fill cases.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to demonstrate good communication both verbal & written.
  • Dexterous.
  • Good work ethic.
  • Good team player.
  • Personable.
  • Comfortable with computers.

Personal qualities

  • Polite.
  • Willing and enthusiastic to learn.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Punctual.
  • Smart appearance.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent grades C or above in Maths & English.

Future prospects

The management is highly motivated to provide progression opportunities at all levels to employees who show an interest and determination to progress. Fibreline is looking for apprentices today, to be skilled employees and managers of the future.

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

Fibreline Ltd has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1982 the company pioneered the use of carded synthetic fibres in upholstery cushions and has grown to be the largest independently owned upholstery cushion fillings manufacturer in the UK. Today, Fibreline can offer its customers unparalleled quality not only in fibre but also in foam and feather fillings.


Fibreline Ltd


Victoria Park Mills

Hard Ings Road


BD21 3ND

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Training provider

  • Furniture Manufacturer - Occupational area: Foam Convertor & Cushion Manufacturer
  • Maths and English Functional skills Level 1/2 as required

Apprenticeship framework

Furniture, Furnishings and Interiors Manufacturing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Burnley College

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017