Apprentice Sewing Machinist LEBUS UPHOLSTERY LIMITED

Great opportunity to work with a highly regarded employer and join one of the largest furniture manufacturers within the UK. Whilst receiving high quality training, you will earn as you learn and work towards gaining a Sewing Machinist Level 2 qualification. Duties include: receiving boxes of bundles from the line feeder, checking all zips are present and correct and requesting further boxes throughout the day, as required, to be sewn.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National min. apprentice wage +50p p/hour attendance bonus. Wages reviewed on regular basis. FREE CANTEEN - Breakfast and Lunch provided (+drinks) Cycle to work scheme. 24 days holiday, then after 1 year of employment gaining + 2 days holiday.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 06:45am - 3:30pm Friday 06:45am - 2:05pm 2 x 20 minutes breaks per day

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Receiving boxes of bundles from the line feeder, checking all zips are present and correct and requesting further boxes throughout the day, as required, to be sewn.
  • Removing bundles of pieces from the box and sorting out, if necessary, into a logical sequence ready for sewing.
  • Identifying work by either writing or sewing in identity marks on all pieces sewn.
  • Checking pieces for flaws and request re-cuts from line feeder as necessary; advise line feeder of need for more cotton, zips etc.
  • Sew pieces according to specification, check pile and pattern direction if necessary, sewing in darts, pleating and gathers, inserting piping cord, elastic and zips, attaching fibretex, adjusting and easing the fit of components as appropriate, webbing, lining and other sundry items as required by specification.
  • Sewing in work tickets and labels as required by specification and return pieces to box. 
  • Check tickets 'set' is with bundle and removes; retains 'personal' ticket and sort if necessary the remainder into sequence required for insertion during sewing as required by other departments. 

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

Your training will take place within the work place, where you will be given quality training by experienced Lebus colleagues and fully supported by Springfield Training teaching staff, as you work towards gaining a valuable Sewing Machinist Level 2 qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There may be a possibility of a permanent position for the right candidates at Lebus Upholstery. 
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4-9 (C or above)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4-9 (C or above)) Desired

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About the employer

Lebus Upholstery, which was established in 1840, has become one of the largest furniture manufacturers of UK produced upholstery, based in North Lincolnshire. As one of the UK's leading manufacturers, we're committed to luxury at affordable prices. Our dedicated staff have decades of experience making sofa suites, corner units and recliners. Our teams work closely with your supply chain to create bespoke furniture, helping you to define original designs and ensure the best quality furniture for your market.




Queensway Industrial Estate

Dunlop Way


DN16 3RN

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Training provider




07935 711 153

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

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