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Upholstery Apprentice DFS TRADING LIMITED

During the Furniture Manufacturing Training Programme, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge in Upholstery through hands on training. You'll work as part of our Manufacturing team to learn and grow, and contribute to our operational production, seeing the furniture you work on delivered to customers’ homes.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    With earning potential in excess of £30,000 per year once qualified.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday - 7:00am - 4:00pm Friday - 7:00am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We will teach you:

About all areas of Manufacturing so you have a true understanding of what’s required in each area and how this feeds into your role.
Using tools to upholster frames.
To prepare frames for upholstery including adding different foams and fibres.
Using a wide range of spring systems.
Filling cushions using fibre, foam and feathers.
Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers.
Pattern matching fabrics. Using a range of trimmings and finishings.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be training within your workplace alongside experienced manufacturers and you will be gaining a furniture manufacturer level 2 qualification. The skills and qualities you will gain will help you as you develop your knowledge skills and experience within our teams. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is an amazing opportunity for someone who wants to learn a new skill and join a thriving business. The career opportunities are endless.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade GCSE grade 9 to4 (C or higher)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade GCSE grade 9 to4 (C or higher)) Desired

Things to consider

We’re looking for people who are passionate about doing a great job, ready to get stuck in and be part of a team. You don’t need to have previous furniture making or manufacturing experience, we’ll teach you everything you need to know - on the job, so you can earn while you learn. Everyone is welcome and we encourage people to be themselves.

About the employer

DFS is the UK's leading omni-channel upholstery retailer. Since 1969 we have been manufacturing, selling and distributing high quality sofas to homes in the UK, expanding to the Republic of Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands. We are passionate about putting our customers at the heart of everything and it's our passionate people that make this possible everyday.




Bentley Moor Lane




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Training provider



Leanne Simms

07599 106119

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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