Apprentice Upholsterer Forest Sofa Ltd (Blackburn)

Apprentice Upholsterer for a furniture company based in Salford. You will undertake your Level 2 Furniture Manufacturing qualification. Forest sofa has been going for about 40 years, and we are growing every year. We are a great place to learn new skills. You will measure and cut fabric, fit, apply and finish top covers including fluting, pleating and buttoning.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday's 7.30am - 12.30pm with 30 minutes for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The ideal applicant will be trained to:

  • Foaming up
  • Webbing
  • Springing
  • Deep buttoning for Leather Chesterfields
  • Preparing, pleating and carrying out the deep buttoning task
  • Various types of upholstery techniques
  • General Health and Safety
  • Use of ancillary tools and equipment

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

Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship in Furniture Manufacturing, including NVQ and Functional Skills maths and English.

Work based learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A great opportunity to develop your career with an employer who supports continuing professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Initiative


Other Basic Maths (Grade n/a) Desired
Other Standard English (Grade n/a) Desired

Things to consider

Mon-Thurs 7:30am-4:30pm / Friday's- 7:30am-12:30pm / 30 mins lunch/ 39 hours per week

About the employer

Forest Sofa is a UK upholstery furniture manufacturer: designing, developing and producing a range of vintage, contemporary, leather and fabric sofas as well as upholstered bed and stools. Forest sofa has been going for about 40 years we are growing every year, great place to learn new skills. With over 50 years of manufacturing experience, Forest Sofa is a proactive UK furniture manufacturer specialising in leather and fabric sofas, chesterfield sofas, sofa beds and armchairs.


Forest Sofa Ltd (Blackburn)


Newbury House, Ford Lane


Greater Manchester

M6 6PD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2023