Apprentice Furniture Manufacturing Sewing Machinist KAPOK (1988) LTD

Apprentice sewing machinists required for a leading Nottinghamshire manufacturer. A great opportunity to join a small family company manufacturing bespoke lift fittings. Do you want to Learn how to produce bespoke sewn items, cut and pattern match fabric and become a skilled sewing machinist. Then apply for this apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note the wage is between £10,982.40 -£19,760.00 per year depending on age and if you have any experience.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 16:30 or 09:00 - 17:00 (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work within a small friendly team learning how to set up and operate a sewing machine
  • Learn how to make bespoke sewn lift fittings
  • Become a valued member of the sewing department working in a modern workshop 
  • Learn a trade 

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

During your Furniture Manufacturing Level 2 apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job.

You will be required to Train on a Block basis here at Webs Training Beeston Nottingham, this will be for a week at a time Monday - Friday x5 per year. 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 sewing and cutting to ensure you can create practical and bespoke products 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 C/4 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 organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative


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

Things to consider

A progressive family business looking to invest time and training into the right apprentice allowing them to gain new skills and progress through the company. The company is located outside of Newark so the apprentice must be able to make their own way to and from work.

About the employer

Established in 1988 this family run business has gone from strength to strength within the bespoke market of specialised lift and interior products to reduce business costs caused by accidental damage. Their ‘one stop shop’ service means the fully trained installations team will be on hand to provide guidance and fittings, and will always provide the best quality solution.


KAPOK (1988) LTD





NG23 5DJ

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Training provider



Emma Dougan


Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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