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We wish to recruit 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 Ashley Manor inhouse training school. You will learn practical skills and techniques to produce different types of soft furniture.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This apprenticeship pays the National Living Wage for all apprentices no matter of their age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 06.00am-3.00pm Friday 06.00am-11.00am

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be required to work in Ashley Manor's inhouse training school working in a production environment undertaking all elements of upholstery. You will need to be able to work independently and as a part of team and pay attention to detail. 

Duties of an upholsterer, could include:

  • Prepare frames for upholstery including adding different  foams and fibres
    Using a wide range of spring systems 
    Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers
    Cutting various materials ready for upholstery
    Patten matching fabrics 
    Use a range of hand tools including scissors and  hammers 
    Cutting materials with templates
    Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
    Good organisation skills 
    Working as part of a team 
    Working independently, using your own initiative

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

Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Standard.

During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression Opportunities:

Advanced Apprenticeship in Modern Upholstery, traditional Upholstery, Supervision or Furniture design.
Progression within the organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Math (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

The UKs fastest growing bespoke furniture manufacturer based in the Midlands. Established in 1993 the brand has built a reputation for quality craftsmanship made modern with a plethora of fresh designs and inspiring trend.




Unit 2

Fulwood Rise


NG17 2PU

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Training provider



Emma Dougan


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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