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Sewing Machinist Apprentice Goose & Gander Ltd

The key responsibility of a Sewing Machinist is to sew items on to clothing and carry out embroidery duties whilst following quality criteria, with particular emphasis on maintaining quality standards whilst working at the required efficiency rate and meeting targets and deadlines.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shift pattern 6-2; 2-10 two weekly rota

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

The Sewing Machinist apprentice role is fundamental to the production process right across this diverse, multi sector industry.

  • Typically, the role and duties of a Sewing machinist apprentice includes:
  • Pinning/sewing labels
  • Pinning/sewing patches
  • Pinning/sewing ribbons
  • Finish garment by hooping up ready for embroidery
  • Managing orders
  • Stock control
  • Sewing of crop tops
  • Product development experience

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A confident communicator
  • To work to a very high standard and maintain quality
  • Be able to follow detailed instructions
  • To work to strict time scales/deadlines
  • To be able to work under pressure at busy times
  • Quality checking
  • Cleaning up the work area

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Good team working skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Confident, ambitiious and able to use own initiative
  • Can take instructions
  • Able to follow organisational policies on safety and behaviour

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades A-C or 4 and above in maths and English Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 1 must achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics must take the tests for level 2 prior to taking their EPA. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for those whom this is their primary language.

Future prospects

Full time employment after the apprenticeship

Things to consider

Due to the shift working pattern, must have own transport or means to be able to get to the work location on time.

About the employer

Goose n Gander are suppliers of branded sweat tops, hoodies, joggers, bags, hats.


Goose & Gander Ltd



Market Street


GL12 7AE

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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

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

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard No. 334 in Sewing Machinist
  • Level 2 Sewing Machinist - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 1 and 2 Maths and English Functional skills if required (exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

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