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Furniture Manufacturing Apprenticeship Old English Doors

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, including bespoke doors.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

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

    Monday - Friday between 7.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 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
  • 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

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

About the employer

At Old English Doors we specialise in designing and manufacturing hand made doorways for homeowners, commercial properties, churches, universities, banks, schools, and any other period buildings.We can design the perfect doorway to compliment the architectural features of any style or age of property, using only time-honoured techniques.  All of our designs are researched from our large library of text books, working drawings, and other historical artefacts.At Old English Doors we will take on your whole project, from the first hand drawn sketch to fitting the last screw into our handmade door furniture. It is our aim to work closely with home owners to meet their every expectation. We also work with builders, architects, conservation and heritage officials.To compliment our handmade doors, we can also supply hand cut stained glass and bevelled leaded lights, which are crafted using only traditional methods.Our vast range of unique door furniture will meet with any client’s personal style or tastes and is available in solid cast brass, or bronze and even 24 carat gold if your budget will stretch.Old English Doors believe that the entrance to a building should always be the most important feature of the property as it is this part of a building which has the first claim to adornment and on which considerable attention is almost invariably bestowed.We strive to keep traditional methods of woodworking alive. We pride ourselves on our keen attention to historic and period detail, plus our eye for classical design.


Old English Doors



Daleside Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd


Emma Dougan +441159677771

Furniture Manufacturer Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on Day release basis which is once per week, the rest of the time you will be within the work place. 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 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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