Curtain and Blind Apprentice THE BOYS WHO SEW LTD

This is an exciting position to join a small bespoke team creating high end quality furnishings for a variety of establishments. The role of the curtain and blind apprentice will be to assist the workroom team in manufacturing curtains and blinds for top interior designers in the UK and abroad. Duties include following and updating job sheets cutting and joining fabrics and linings and measuring and constructing blind linings.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    All employees benefit from the company bonus scheme. Staff discounts on fabrics and drapery hardware. 28 days holiday per year, including bank holidays. Free one-site parking. Quarterly reviews carried out, could lead to pay rise.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday; 9am - 5pm. Breaks TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Following and updating job sheets (specifications)
  • Cutting and joining fabrics and linings
  • Pattern matching fabrics
  • Measuring and constructing blind linings
  • Machine and hand finishing/packaging

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

  • You will be working towards the Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship Standard
  • You may need to undertake Functional Skills at level 2 in maths and English (exemptions apply)

This is an 18 month training programme and an additional 3 months for the End Point Assessment. This may differ depending on prior experience.

All the training for the college be within the workplace, where a dedicated assessor will visit you on a regular basis to set targets, go through coursework, carry out reviews and observations.

All off the Job training evidence will be completed within the workplace and logged on to your e-portfolio.

An initial maths and English assessment to be completed at the beginning of training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Long-term employment is available for the right candidate
  • Opportunities for progression within the company are encouraged and the company always looks to promote internal candidates before advertising externally

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Adhere to H&S regulations


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Literature or Language) (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Own transport or means to get to and from work. Local bus routes are available nearby.

About the employer

Curtain and blinds makers for the Interior Design trade. We are a positive and forward-thinking company, heavily focussed on supporting our employees to succeed. We work in some of the finest houses in the UK and for high-profile clients and some of the world’s leading Interior Designers. Our current team are diverse people of all ages. You can see much of our work on social media: @theboyswhosew on Instagram. We are an ISO accredited company, member of The Good Business Charter, and are working towards achieving Carbon Neutral Certification. We embrace both the most traditional of making skills, with the latest technology to run the business and serve our clients. We operate from a 200 year old recently (and beautifully) converted Granary in the grounds of Berkeley Castle.




The Granary

Berkerley Castle Estate Yard


GL13 9QH

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

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