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Upholstery Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship SITTING PRETTY BY PRIDE MOBI LITY LIMITED

We wish to recruit an apprentice to join our manufacturing team. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of upholstery sewing and cutting through WEBS training programme and on the job training. You will learn practical skills working as part of a team to make furniture.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday, 7am – 3:30pm and Friday, 7am – 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with a large range of materials
  • Cutting various materials ready for sewing
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance
  • Using traditional methods such as slip stitch, tacking and hand sewing
  • Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter
  • Cutting materials with templates
  • Working on sewing machines and cutting machines
  • Sewing fabrics ready for upholstery
  • Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
  • Working as part of a team on piece work production

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

During your Furniture Manufacturing Level 2 apprenticeship standard you will receive training both off and on the job.

You will be required to Train on a Block basis here at Webs Training Beeston Nottingham, this will be for a week at a time Monday - Friday x5 per year. 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 sewing and cutting to ensure you can create practical and bespoke products 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • 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, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Will need the apprentice to be able to travel to Beeston Nottingham once every 3 months

About the employer

Sitting Pretty we are one of the largest manufacturers of rising/reclining chairs based in the UK and we have proudly served furniture retailers with our products since our establishment back in 2003. We specialise in riser recliner chair manufacturing and we have built our business on our expertise gained in the art of upholstery craftsmanship and also motion furniture knowledge and experience. All of our furniture is made at our Nottinghamshire factory by our experienced staff and we all share the same passion for the products we produce.




1 Dunsil Road



NG16 6RZ

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Training provider



Emma Dougan


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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