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Apprentice Upholstery Machinists ROGER LEWIS FURNITURE LTD

Apprentice upholstery machinists required for a leading furniture manufacturer. Roger Lewis has been crafting beautiful furniture for over 30 years, designing and manufacturing high quality furniture. Learn how to produce bespoke soft furnishings, cut and pattern match fabric and become a skilled sewing machinist. Apply now for this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    The company pay the national minimum wage for age and will add £0.50-£1.50 per hour on top of this depending on performance.

    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, 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Work within a small friendly team learning how to set up and operate an upholstery sewing machine
Learn how to make bespoke soft furnishings such as cushions and bespoke furniture
Become a valued member of the sewing department working in a modern refurbished workshop 

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

Furniture Manufacturer Level 2 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 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

Things to consider

Roger Lewis is a forward-thinking employer looking for apprentices to join their growing team. Roger Lewis is committed to training all apprentices to the highest standards and investing in their development. They offer a modern refurbished workshop, free parking, company pension, cycle to work scheme, fun company events, tea and coffee and fresh milk deliveries from the local farm, a friendly working environment and progression.

About the employer

Roger Lewis is part of CE International who designs and makes contemporary furniture for commercial and domestic interiors. Having built a reputation over the past 30 years with international retail clients we are applying our wealth of skill and knowledge to our dedicated contract furniture offering. Drawing inspiration from a global world, we create modern, comfortable furniture for working, collaborating and relaxing with an unrivalled attention to detail. From the curvature of a sofa, to the smooth finish of a wooden leg and the quality of the yarn, we take great pride in every aspect of the production process. Upheld by every designer and maker in our team. Our design team works closely with high-profile collaborators & designers to develop and deliver a distinctive and customisable collection of furniture from our factory in Somerset. Our partners across the world provide inspiration and enhanced capabilities allowing us to source products and componentry that differentiates us from our competitors, crafting and curating trusted products and services that will stand the test of time.




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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