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Apprentice Upholstery Sewing Machinist Celebrity Motion Furniture

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Sewing team. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Upholstery Sewing through WEBS structured training programme as well as on the job training. You will learn practical hands on skills and techniques to produce different types of soft furnishings.

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Closing date: 22 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £255.84

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 07.30am-4.00pm Friday 07.30am-1.30pm. Details to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    06 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001708226

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties of a Sewer could include:

  • Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance
  • Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings, piping and decorative studs
  • Using traditional methods such as slip/lock and blind stitch,and hand sewing
  • Working on Sewing Machines
  • Sewing fabrics ready for upholstery
  • Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
  • Good organisation workloads ready production
  • Checking and ordering new stock, managing storage of stock
  • Working as part of a team on piece work production
  • Working independently, using your own initiative

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent team working skills
  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of soft furnishings
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Being able to work within a factory environment
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Excellent attitude
  • Be punctual
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure

 

 

Desired qualifications

None required, however the successful candidate will work towards their Functional Skills in both maths and English if they have not achieved prior or have an equivalent.

Future prospects

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Modern Upholstery, traditional Upholstery, Supervision or Furniture design and Prototyping
  • Progression within the organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

  • Are you a practical person looking to gain new skills
  • Do you want to be part of a dynamic team

About the employer

Celebrity Motion Furniture manufacture quality furniture and have been around for over 25 years.  They are one of the UK's leading manufacters of rising/reclining chairs. Celebrity recliners are all made by fully trained upholsterers to the highest quality and performance standards at our Nottingham factory.

Employer

Celebrity Motion Furniture

Address

Common Road

Sutton-In-Ashfield

NG17 2JY

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Training

Training provider

WEBS TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd

Contact

Josie Teale 01159677771 j.teale@webstraining.com

During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on Block release basis which is five times per year, the rest of the time you will be within the work place. You will learn the underpinning knowledge that runs alongside your practical elements of the training. You will use a wide range of techniques whilst you complete a practical project.

WEBS Training aim to build on the skills you already have so you reach your full potential both personally and professionally.

Training will be provided in all areas of Sewing and Cutting to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke soft furnishings using both traditional and modern techniques and materials to produce aesthetically pleasing and fit for purpose products.

If you have already achieved GCSE maths and English at grade 4 or above or have equivalent qualification you will be exempt from undertaking Functional Skills, however English and maths support will be provided for all apprentices throughout the length of their programme.

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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