Sewing Machinist Apprentice FORTIS CLOTHING LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to gain sewing skills as a Sewing Machinist Apprentice. You will be working in a small team to create outdoor country clothing to a high standard this will include stock control and communication between cutting and management.

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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 - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working within the Sewing Department
  • Using Industrial sewing machines
  • Sewing garments
  • Quality control
  • Cleaning after finishing
  • Adhering to Health and Safety requirements

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards the Level 2 Sewing Machinist Standard Apprenticeship
  • Undertake Functional Skills in maths and English (unless exemptions apply)
  • Have the support and guidance from a Training Assessor
  • Complete course work using an e-portfolio
  • All training/college work carried out within the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time employment within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Pride in your work, Punctual, Willing to learn, Reliable, Able to work under pressure


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

Things to consider

Due to the location of the company, you will need to have the means to get to and from work.

About the employer

Fortis Clothing is a proud British Manufacturer of endurance clothing for the UK Police & Military Services along with Outdoor Apparel for the general. Everything is made in Devon by a small team of skills craftspeople. They are looking for a hard working person that is willing to learn and get stuck in. They would like you to have some experience but most of all, we want you to be interested in fashion and the textile industry.







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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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