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Manufacturing Operative/Workshop Technician Apprentice Peppermill Antiques Ltd

Apprentice required to build furniture from component parts, polishing, stripping, painting, welding and minor restorations.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    21 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Apprentice required to assist the Production Manager with all workshop tasks and jobs to ensure they reach the customer in a timely manner. To build furniture from component parts and polishing, stripping, painting, welding, and minor restoration of other items of furniture

Duties will include:

  • General repair and restoration of furniture
  • Assembly of components parts to make products to customer specification
  • Applying paints and other finishes to various products
  • Checking that dimensions of products are correct
  • Moving furniture and equipment as necessary
  • Completing work in a timely manner
  • Cleaning up the supplies and leaving the area clean in accordance with Peppermill Risk Assessment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Good maths abilities
  • Use own initiative and manage own workload
  • Previous experience in painting/woodwork/polishing/assembly/welding would be very beneficial, but not essential and training will be given
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Customer service skills
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Team orientation
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and carry heavy equipment - i.e. tools, large buckets of paint

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades 7-4/A-C or equivalent in English and maths, as a minimum.

Future prospects

Full-time position available once the apprenticeship is completed.

Things to consider

May be required to work on a Saturday rota - this will be paid as overtime.

About the employer

We are family run company specialising in contemporary, vintage and industrial furniture.

We supply our products to homes, bars and restaurants, and we also offer a bespoke furniture making service.


Peppermill Antiques Ltd


Unit 6

Ring Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2

This apprenticeship will be delivered over a period of 15 months via virtual classroom sessions, including distance learning materials, as well as regular visits by your assessor, at the company site. 

'Off the Job Training' subjects include:

  • Health & Safety within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Communicating and Working effectively within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Working Relationships and Individual Rights & Responsibilities within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Application of Workplace Organisation and Work Related Problem Solving Techniques

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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