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Apprentice Furniture Maker CREO CABINET MAKERS LTD

We have an exciting role for an apprentice to learn how to produce high quality furniture using a mix of hand tools and machines. Producing furniture for Kitchens, Bedrooms, Studies and much more to the retail and commercial sectors.

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Closing date: 10 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

    8am - 4pm Monday to Thursday, Friday at Yeovil College

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The main duties & responsibilities of the role are:

  • Work alongside qualified furniture makers to learn the processes.
  • Learn and complete units on time
  • Complete tasks as instructed.

You will also be expected to:

  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationships with work colleagues, mentors, customers and contractors to ensure an integrated contribution to the business operations
  • Observe and comply with policies and procedures including Health & Safety.
  • Participate in learning and development activities that develop personal effectiveness and assist in improving performance in the role
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the business

The above is in addition to working with your Yeovil College assessor to complete all college work required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good dexterity
  • Practically minded
  • Good eye for detail

Personal qualities

  • Motivated to learn and always develop
  • Positive professional outlook and attitude
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrate good listening skills

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE’s in mathematics and English grades A-C or 9-4 or equivalents

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, it is our aim for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business, with the possibility of developing their level of responsibilities and skills accordingly.

Things to consider

  • You must be able to get to and from the employer's location each day, as well as Yeovil College one day per week
  • If suitable candidates are found prior to the advertised closing date, this advert may close earlier - please apply now to avoid disappointment
  • Before your application is sent to the employer, you will be required to undertake an informal phone interview with a Yeovil College Apprenticeship Co-ordinator

About the employer

We create bespoke furniture from our 5,000sqft workshop in Shaftesbury North Dorset. Predominantly working in London & surrounding areas, our skilled team of craftsmen make & install your furniture. We work with Interior Designers, Architects as well as private clients.

Please take a look at our gallery where you will find examples of our traditional & contemporary work in both residential and commercial environments.




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Sarah Scott 07880 479410


  • Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 

  • INDUSTRY - Knowledge and understanding of general background of the furniture industry. 
  • ORGANISATION - Knowledge and understanding of the company you are working in. This includes understanding the manufacturing process and how you contribute and fit into it. 
  • MATERIALS - Knowledge and understanding of industry materials. Properties and characteristics of materials used within your organisation 
  • CUSTOMERS - Knowledge and understanding of customer expectations. Who are the industry customers and what are their expectations in terms of packaging and delivery? 
  • QUALITY STANDARDS - Know the quality standards which apply to the products and how to check that these have been met. Read and interpret specifications, drawings, cutting lists and other relevant technical information used within your organisation. 
  • HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT - Knowledge and understanding of the relevant health, safety and environmental requirements and regulations. Understand sustainability within the industry. 

  • MAINTAIN TOOLS & EQUIPMENT - Perform regular autonomous maintenance tasks on machinery, tools and equipment used. 
  • PROBLEM SOLVING - Identify issues quickly, solve problems and apply appropriate solutions. 
  • ACHIEVE QUALITY AND OUTPUT TARGETS - Carry out work to required quality standards and output targets. High attention to detail, must monitor and check work meets specifications and must follow methodology and processes. 
  • HEALTH & SAFETY - Comply with health, safety and environmental. requirements, relevant statutory regulations, and industry standards/codes of practice at all times.

  • COLLABORATION & ADAPTABILITY - Willing to both listen and learn and to accept changing priorities and working requirements. Work effectively with others in a team whilst maintaining effective professional working.
  • TIME MANAGEMENT - Time management and ability to complete work to schedule.
  • PRIDE IN THE WORKPLACE - Organise work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing items used, maintaining work  area and sustaining order.

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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