This is an exciting opportunity to work with a small friendly team creating items including sports shirts, fleece jackets, balaclavas, etc. You will be experiencing working with a variety of materials using industrial sewing machines.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your main duties will include:

  • Using an industrial flat bed sewing machine
  • Using an overlocker machine
  • Sewing a variety of materials
  • Experience of cutting out
  • Adhering to H&S requirements
  • Working to specifications
  • Keeping to deadlines

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards the L2 Sewing Machinist Standard
  • Functional Skills at level 2 in Maths and English (exemptions apply)
  • Maximum 18 months for training and an additional 3 months for the End Point Assessment.
  • All training will be within the workplace where your Assessor will visit you on a regular basis setting targets, carrying out reviews and observations.
  • Off the Job training completed within the workplace.
  • An initial maths and English assessment to be completed at the beginning of training.
  • Completion of coursework via an eportfolio.


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Long term employment within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Pride in your work, Punctual, Willing to learn, Reliable


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

Things to consider

The location is not on a bus route and you will need to have your own transport or means to get to and from the location.

About the employer

We have a wealth of knowledge and over 50 years’ experience in the cut, make and trim business. We are based in the beautiful Devon countryside near Cullompton, which provides a tranquil setting for a company that bustles with activity. Our clients range from small local businesses in Devon, Somerset and Bristol, to large national companies. No matter the size of your company or where you are located in the UK, we can help with your commercial sewing needs.




Unit 1-2 Horn Road Units

Horn Road


EX15 2AX

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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