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Upholstery Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship BRABHAM ENGINEERING LTD

Do you want to learn how to use an industrial sewing machine to produce bespoke soft furnishings? Learn how to cut and pattern match fabric to produce individual items such as cushions. Do you want to become a skilled sewing machinist? Then apply for this apprenticeship.

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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 - Friday 8am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work within a fast-paced environment learning how to set up and operate an industrial sewing machine. 
  • Learn how to make bespoke soft furnishings such as cushions and padded items
  • Gain practical skills that will provide you with employment within a trade

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

Furniture Manufacturer Level 2.

During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on a block release basis which is for a week at a time roughly every 10 weeks, the rest of the time 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 upholstery sewing to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke furnishings 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 within the company
  • Progression on to a level 3 training course

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative


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

About the employer

A bespoke furniture manufacturer offering bespoke commercial and domestic furniture produced to the highest of standards.




The Cotton Works Unit 1 & 2

Vallis Road


BA11 3EN

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Training provider



Emma Dougan


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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