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Embroidery and Sewing Machinist Apprentice Watt To Wear Limited

In this business, the embroidery machinist plays an important role. When producing bespoke garments to a customer’s specification, accuracy is of paramount importance. Therefore, the applicant would need to be conscientious, active and diligent, with attention to detail and pride in their work.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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, times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001746573

  • Positions

    1 available

The role is fundamental to the production process right across this diverse, multi sector industry. Typically, the role and duties include:

  • Organisation and maintenance of an efficient workstation
  • Operating specialist industrial machines
  • Adhering to health and safety rules and regulations
  • Working with a variety of materials, threads and trimmings
  • Using a variety of sewing production techniques and methods
  • Producing sewn items that meet quality standards, targets and deadlines
  • Interpreting and following instruction and technical specifications
  • Monitoring and maintaining the workflow
  • Routine machine maintenance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • Confident
  • A confident communicator
  • Able to use industrial sewing machinery
  • Able to use hand tools
  • 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

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades A-D or 4 and above or equivalent 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

Long term progression within the company.

Things to consider

Location of the business and the ability to get to and from work.


About the employer

Bespoke and unique equestrian clothing and soft furnishings featuring the artwork of renowned British country artists including Normal Thelwell and Daniel Crane. Products are proudly handcrafted in our family-run workshop in Somerset, the United Kingdom. Our current range of horse-riding supplies include saddle covers, horse rugs (both lined and unlined), stock shirts, riding shirts, breeches, Thelwell t-shirts, Thelwell cushions, dog rugs and dog blankets. We have a huge variety of sizes for men, women and children. No matter what level of rider you are, our aim is to provide you with high quality, unique, UK manufactured, eye-catching horse-riding apparel. The focal point of our business has always been complete customer satisfaction, we take great pride in the equestrian supplies we provide and the level of service we give each and every customer. This is why we offer a 30-day return policy, if for whatever reason you’re dissatisfied. We have delivered equestrian apparel all over the World!

Employer

Watt To Wear Limited

Address

Unit 3

Old Brewery Road

Taunton

TA4 2PW

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Training

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 maths and English Functional skills if required (exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)


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