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Apprentice Upholstery Sewing Machinist Jenx Ltd

We wish to recruit an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Sewing and Cutting team. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Upholstery Sewing 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 furnishings.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £243.75

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7am - 4pm, Friday 7am - 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001761573

  • Positions

    3 available

Duties of a Sewer and Cutter could include:

  • Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers
  • Cutting various materials ready for upholstery
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance
  • Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings and piping 
  • Using traditional methods such as slip stitch, tacking and hand sewing
  • Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter
  • Cutting materials with templates
  • Working on Sewing Machines and Cutting Machines
  • Sewing fabrics ready for upholstery
  • Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
  • Good organisation workloads ready production
  • Checking and ordering new stock, managing storage of stock
  • Working as part of a team on piece work production
  • Working independently, using your own initiative

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required to becoming an Sewer:

  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of soft furnishings
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Being able to work within a factory environment
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Excellent attitude
  • Be punctual
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure

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
  • Progression within the organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work

Things to consider

  • Are you a practical person looking to gain new skills?
  • Do you want to be part of a dynamic team?

Please note:

Some roles require repetition.


About the employer

Jenx Ltd. is a family run company and was founded by a paediatric physiotherapist and a product designer in 1982, with the aim of enriching lives and changing perceptions about disability. Every position a child adopts has an effect on their development and functional movement both now and in the future, and the company strives to design and manufacture specific products that provide the support children need to help them to flourish.

Employer

Jenx Ltd

Address

3

Wardsend Road

Sheffield

S6 1RQ

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Training

Training provider

WEBS TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd

Contact

Emma Dougan 07974 986903 e.dougan@webstraining.com

Intermediate Furniture Manufacturer Standard.

During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will need to attend block training x5 per year fr a week at a time in Nottingham, all accommodation and travel provided by the employer. 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 Sewing and Cutting to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke soft furnishings 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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