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Furniture Manufacturing Apprenticeship LONG EATON FRAME MAKERS LTD

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

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Closing date: 16 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Monday - Thursday, 6.00am - 3.00pm and Friday 6.00am - 12.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Being a manufacturer is a skilled trade with excellent career opportunities. You will learn a mixture of assembly techniques using a variety of tools and equipment. You must have excellent attention to detail and strive for perfection.

Duties will include:

  • Picking from raw materials - gaining knowledge of timber technology
  • Working from cutting lists, technical drawings and specifications
  • Measuring and marking out components
  • Producing pre-assembly work including boring holes and counter sink
  • Producing mouldings prior to assembly
  • Producing prototypes
  • Using tools such as chisels, screwdrivers and mallets
  • Operating power tools including routers, biscuit jointers and staple guns
  • Operating powered machinery including dimension saw, planer, table routers to produce components required for cabinet making
  • Completing assembly including jointing side panels, cross components and fittings
  • Quality checking your work throughout
  • Mounting of fixings including hinges, locks and catches
  • Sanding ready for finishing
  • Final quality control checks

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

  • The apprenticeship you will work towards achieving will be the Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer apprenticeship standard
  • During your apprenticeship programme, you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on a day release basis each week, the remainder of the week you will be within the workplace. 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 qualifications, 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 a trade specific role
  • Progression within the organisation with more responsibility
  • Operating CAD software

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Long Eaton Frame Makers are a Wood frame supplier in Long Eaton, they manufacture high quality hardwood upholstery frames made to order bespoke or to customers standard specifications.




Unit 5 Acton Close

Long Eaton


NG10 1FZ

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Training provider



Emma Dougan

0115 9677771

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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