Carrying out general house keeping duties within the department as well as working with sewing machines to produce garments.

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Closing date: 14 Sep 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 - Thursday, 8.00 am - 4.30 pm, Friday 8.00 am - 2.00 pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    1 years

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Working with industrial sewing machines, lock-stitch, over-lock, cover-seam
  • Working individually or within a team
  • Producing garments from start to finish to a high standard of quality from start to finish
  • Working to specification sheets
  • Liaising with the cutting department
  • General housekeeping duties within the department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effectively use interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effectively use organisation and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Professional
  • Able to organise own workload
  • Creative and be able to put own ideas forward

Qualifications required

  • Grades A - C in Maths and English are desirable, however all applicants will be considered

Future prospects

Possible full time position for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Location of the job. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW) : The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. 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

Northern Clothing Company is a Manufacturing Company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, this provides us with key geographic advantages such as shorter lead times for speed to market (speed sourcing) instead of Far East and European factories, accessibility to UK made raw materials and finishings mean we are in control of ALL parts of production, with a highly productive UK work force, excellent infrastructure and the latest and best machines on the market mean we can beat most offshore production with both samples and production runs.




Third Avenue

Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate

North Shields

NE29 7SW

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performance Manufacturing Operations

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Tyneside College


Lynn Lincoln

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Closing date: 14 Sep 2017