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Apprentice Upholsterer DINING CHAIRS (UK) LIMITED

An enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Upholstery team. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Upholstery 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 soft furniture and re-upholstery of furniture.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £187.59 to £370.50

    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- Thursday 7am-4pm Friday 7am-2pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Being an Upholsterer, you will be required to work in anyone of a wide range of production environments. Workplaces can be a variety of size from small work-shops through to large commercial factories; either way you will need to be able to work independently and as a part of team.

Duties of an upholsterer could include:

  • Stripping down items of furniture from covers back to the wooden frame.
  • Using a wide range of spring systems including serpentine, super loop, box spring units.
  • Filling cushions using fibre, foam and feathers.
  • Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers.
  • Cutting various materials for ready for upholstery.
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance.
  • Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings, piping and decorative studs.
  • Using wide range compressed air equipment including clip, frame, staple, pin and vertex guns.
  • Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter, tin snips, hammers mallets and pincers.
  • 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 Upholster:

  • Excellent attitude.
  • Be punctual.
  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of furniture.
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Basic numeracy skills.
  • An attention to detail.
  • Being able to work within a factory environment.
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure.
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • To be practical and hands on
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Be able to work in a team and on own


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

About the employer

Contract Furniture Group are a UK based manufacture or furniture for the leisure industry and are one of the first UK importers/manufacturers to offer alternative filling and coverings, their chairs are already manufactured with  timbers from sustainable sources . They are introducing new measures to ensure that wherever possible they use non-toxic materials and foams as well as recyclable fabric to ensure they are reducing their carbon footprint. They are a small company that are looking for the right person to join their production team and become a valued employee.




Contract House

Little Tennis Street South



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd


Emma Dougan 01159677771

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 at WEBS Training in Nottingham this is organised and paid for by your employer, 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 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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