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Sewing Machinist Apprentice The Natural Mattress Co Limited

The key responsibility of a Sewing Machinist is to make sewn products that meet specifications and quality criteria, with particular emphasis on maintaining quality standards whilst working at the required efficiency rate and meeting targets and deadlines.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5pm and Friday 7.30am to 2pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Sewing Machinist apprentice role is fundamental to the production process right across this diverse, multi sector industry. The role may involve occupations such as lockstitching, blind hemming, overlocking or piping Typically, the role and duties of a Sewing machinist apprentice includes: • Organisation and maintenance of an efficient workstation • Operating specialist industrial sewing 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 work flow • Routine machine maintenance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

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 • Quality checking • Cleaning up the work area

Personal qualities

You will need to demonstrate: • Good team working skills • Good communication skills • Willingness to learn • Good time keeping skills • Good hand-eye co-ordination • Confident • Can take instructions • Able to follow organisational policies on safety and behaviour

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades A-D or 4 and above 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

Potential of progression within the company to learn new skills in mattress making.

Things to consider

Transport to and from work Location of company is Odhams Wharf, Topsham

About the employer

Manufacturer of natural mattresses.


The Natural Mattress Co Limited


Woodbury House

Green Lane



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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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