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Apprentice Upholsterer Total Refurb

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

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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 - Friday 9am until 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001738035

  • Positions

    1 available

Being an Upholsterer, you will be required to work in anyone of a wide range of production environments. Workplaces can be a variety of size from small workshops through to large commercial factories; either way you will need to be able to work independently and as a part of team.

Duties of an upholsterer could include:

  • Heavy lifting required- must be able to carry out duties
  • Stripping down items of furniture from covers back to the wooden frame
  • Prepare frames for upholstery including adding different densities of foams and fibres
  • Using a wide range of spring systems including serpentine, super loop, box spring units
  • Filling cushions using fibre, foam and feathers
  • Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers
  • Cutting various materials for ready for upholstery
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance
  • Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings, piping and decorative studs
  • Using wide range compressed air equipment including clip, frame, staple, pin and vertex guns
  • Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter, tin snips, hammers mallets and pincers
  • Cutting materials with templates
  • Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
  • Good organisation workloads ready production
  • Working with mechanical components from recliner actions to bed actions
  • Working independently, using your own initiative
  • Working on a wide variety of furniture including re-covers and bespoke items

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required to becoming an Upholster:

  • Heavy lifting required- must be able to carry out duties
  • Excellent attitude
  • Be punctual
  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of furniture
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Being able to work within a factory environment
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Good time management
  • Able to work within a team environment
  • Also show individual strengths

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

Progression Opportunities:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Modern Upholstery, traditional Upholstery, Supervision or Furniture design and Prototyping

Things to consider

  • Heavy lifting required- must be able to carry out duties
  • Are you a practical person looking to gain new skills?
  • Do you want to be part of a dynamic team?
  • Do you like to see a project through from start to finish?

Please note:

Some roles require repetition.


About the employer

Total Refurb have been restoring furniture since 1992 and prides itself on being the company to call for all your furniture refurbishment needs.

Dave Burroughs, who founded the company, has been in the furniture trade since 1968 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer. He worked his way up from the shop floor to become a manager of a very successful furniture manufacturer that has exported across the globe.

Employer

Total Refurb

Address

Hall Farm Unit 3

Church Lane

Woodbridge

IP12 4PQ

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Training

Training provider

WEBS TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd

Contact

Jennie Jarvis 01159677771 j.jarvis@webstraining.com

Intermediate Furniture Manufacturer Standard.

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 here at WEBS Training in Nottingham this is organised and paid for by your employer, the rest of the time you will be within the workplace. 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 Furniture Manufacturing to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke furniture 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/C 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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