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Furniture Manufacturing Apprenticeship Jenx Ltd

We wish to recruit a keen Apprentice to join our Furniture making. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Furniture Making through WEBS structured training programme as well as on the job training. You will learn practical hands on skills and techniques to produce different types of furniture.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £193.12

  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001775598

  • Positions

    3 available

Being a Manufacturer is a skilled trade with excellent career opportunities. You will learn a mixture of assembly techniques using a variety of tools and equipment. You must have an excellent eye for detail and strive for perfection.

Duties will include:

  • Picking from raw materials – gaining knowledge of timber technology
  • Working from cutting lists, technical drawings and specifications
  • Measuring and marking out components
  • Producing pre-assembly work including boring holes and counter sink
  • Producing mouldings prior to assembly
  • Producing prototypes
  • Operating hand tools including chisels, screwdrivers and mallets
  • Operating power tools including hand routers, biscuit jointers and staple guns
  • Operating powered machinery including dimension saw, planer, table routers to produce components required for cabinet making
  • Completing assembly including jointing side panels, cross components and fitting tops and bottoms
  • Quality checking your work throughout
  • Mounting of fixings including hinges, locks and catches
  • Sanding ready for finishing
  • Final quality control checks

Please note:

  • Some roles you will be required to produce bespoke one-off pieces where in other roles, reputation is to be expected

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required to become a Furniture Manufacturer:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to speak to other departments regarding modifying drawings and cutting lists
  • Ability and willing to learn skills and production techniques
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Initiative

Personal qualities

  • This is an exciting opportunity for a practical minded person who is looking to start their career in Furniture Manufacturing
  • The ideal candidate will be reliable, honest, assertive, willing to learn, a team player and flexible in their approach to work

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 Furniture Making
  • Progression within the organisation with more responsibility
  • Operating CAD software

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 01159677771 e.dougan@webstraining.com

Furniture manufacturer Level 2 apprenticeship 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 for 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 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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