Production Planner Administration Apprentice CHARLES YORKE LTD

We are looking to recruit a technically focused individual to join our busy bespoke furniture design team, learning all the skills required to project manage the design function for beautiful furniture production. Learn to develop and illustrate drawings of technical furniture construction for manufacture consistency.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, there could be the option to progress with the company and salary between £18,000 to £24,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 17:15, 30mins unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Assist with the planning and organising of project quotes
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a production standard component library
  • Follow Standards of Performance manuals set by Design Team (DT)
  • Collate paperwork for each area of manufacture and review generated cut lists
  • Liaise directly with DT to produce bespoke furniture
  • Communicate with external designers to advise
  • To develop and illustrate 3D models and Drawings of technical furniture construction for manufacture consistently

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

  • Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship Standard, including Functional Skills if required
  • This is a work based programme which means that all of your learning will take place on the site of your employment and within your contracted working hours. We host supporting workshops regularly throughout the apprenticeship which you can attend in person at our Derby Road campus or virtually via Microsoft Teams
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession
  • You will experience a blended learning model
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • For the right candidate, there is potential to progress on to the next level of learning

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Motivation


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Desired but not essential: - Knowledge of Microsoft Teams - Experience of 3D CAD Modelling software – Solidworks / Autodesk Inventor - Experience of SWOOD - Experience in producing cut lists / technical manufacturing drawings - Joinery qualifications or an understanding of material properties of sheet materials and timbers - Creative course qualification

About the employer

Charles Yorke combine traditional cabinet making techniques with modern technology to create inspiring furniture from the very traditional through to the contemporary. Using the finest materials and finishes every piece is individually designed and made for each of our clients.







NG17 7LA

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Training provider



Ryan Smith

01623 900479

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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