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Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprentice Foams 4 Sports Ltd

As a Process Operator you need to be capable of performing all duties within the Factory. Your primary responsibility will be to produce various products for the sports and medical industry using an industrial walking foot sewing machine. Products include crash mat covers, bean bags and soft play.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    8am-5pm Monday –Thursday, 8am–1.30pm Friday. 30 minutes unpaid lunch break each day plus 2 10 minutes paid break Mon-Thursday.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will ensure that products and services are produced efficiently; that they are of the right quality, quantity, and cost; and that they are produced and dispatched on time, to the satisfaction of the customer and in line with company expectations.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working in a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience using Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machines
  • Experience cutting using an Eastman preferable

Key Duties

  • Various duties throughout the manufacturing section including:
  • Product assembly/fabrication of various products for the sports and medical industry
  • Cutting, sewing and welding various products to production specifications/instructions
  • Packing of various products for dispatch
  • Loading /Unloading vehicles
  • Ensuring manufacture of the products is cost effective with minimal waste generated.
  • Completing the necessary paperwork /records
  • Maintaining the quality standards agreed.
  • Be able to travel if required subject to agreement
  • During maintenance ensure that procedures are carefully followed accurately.
  • Adhere to the Company’s policies and procedures detailed in the Employees Handbook.
  • Ensuring Safety and good housekeeping within the factory including taking reasonable care for the health and safety of himself/herself and that of other persons who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions.
  • Reporting to his/her immediate manager any hazard which may be discovered at, or in the vicinity of, the place of work.
  • Work within a team environment and to treat other work colleagues with dignity and respect.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as reasonably requested by your manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience working in a busy environment

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants must pass an initial assessment with Blackburn College

Future prospects

  • Full time role at the end of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

About the employer

Foams 4 Sports Ltd is a privately owned company, operating from two manufacturing sites in Manchester & Shrewsbury.
It was established in November 2006 with the aim of becoming the No 1 supplier of sports safety products to the sports & leisure markets. Our management & production teams have over 20 years experience manufacturing & supplying sports safety matting & landing areas.  It is this experience in the marketplace that has helped our Company to grow quickly.

In September 2010 we acquired Full of Beans (UK) Ltd, ( with the aim of developing the renowned Full of Beans brand still further in the education & leisure markets.  Customers can be confident in the quality of our products & services & we welcome all as partners.   Our company motto is QUALITY, SERVICE AND VALUE & we firmly believe that in the marketplace we are ‘second to none’. If you feel that we have not matched ours or your expectations then please let us know so we can work to continually improve.

Currently our products are being used in many varied locations such as gyms and leisure centres, schools, martial arts clubs, rugby clubs, hockey clubs, private health clubs and also in physical training rooms as used by the police, hospitals, and HM prisons. 


Foams 4 Sports Ltd


Grosvenor House

Grosvenor Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College


Apprenticeship Team 01254 292500

  • Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship
  • Level 1 English and maths Functional Skills (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

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