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Level 2 - Furniture Manufacturer Apprentice (Modern Upholsterer) Vispring Ltd

A Furniture Manufacturer Apprentice (Bed manufacturing) will be part of a team. The apprentice will learn all the knowledge and key skills associated with the manufacture of mattresses.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm; Friday 7.30am to 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001723302

  • Positions

    3 available

The apprentice will be trained in various operations using hand skills, each discipline has a full module covering all aspects including Health and Safety. There is a full appointed trainer for each discipline.

  • The apprentice will manufacture bespoke hand crafted products
  • They will be operating on an individual or team basis
  • The apprentice will be involved in all aspects of making mattress from stitching
  • Filling
  • Finishing
  • Quality checks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent attention to detail - this is the most important skill
  • Everything else can be taught
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Defined level in maths and English to assist in reading and applying work instructions and job tickets

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work in a creative and busy atmosphere
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to work hard, take responsibility for personal performace and quality
  • Able to take direction, follow standard procedures and show initiative for development

Desired qualifications

There are no formal requirements for this qualification, However, it would be an advantage to have GCSE’s in the 4 to 9 (A* to C) range or equivalent for English and maths, but this is not essential as you will complete Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship if necessary.

Future prospects

Progression to full time employment with the possible potential of progressing to a supervisory or manangement role. The potential apprentice will be trained in various aspects of our hand-crafted luxury beds.

Things to consider

The work will all take place inside, there are excellent conditions of work. No one works anymore than a 2 hour period through the day. 2 x 15 minute breaks in the morning and 1 x 15 minute break in the afternoon. Staff canteen available on site with vending machines.


About the employer

Manufacturers of the finest handmade beds for 100 years.

Employer

Vispring Ltd

Address

Ernesettle Lane

Plymouth

PL5 2TT

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Training

Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

L2 Apprenticeship Standard No. 137 in Furniture Manufacturer - Modern Upholsterer: • Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer - Modern Upholsterer - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours • Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply) • Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills Maths (exemptions apply) The successful candidate will also need to complete a diagnostic assessment, which will help us plan the appropriate support required to meet your individual needs.

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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