Production Management Apprenticeship (Degree) FIBRELINE LIMITED

Fibreline Ltd is the UK s leading supplier of upholstery cushions to the UK furniture market. Employing over 240 people. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our well established degree apprenticeship scheme and experience all aspects of a manufacturing business in the real world, whilst gaining a degree qualification at the same time.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed as part of your quarterly progress review process

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Times to be confirmed. During your training you will be required to work on shifts in line with production requirements.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

In addition to day release to attend university for external training the successful candidates will go through a structured training plan within the business. The apprentice will experience all aspects of the design, development, sales and manufacturing process.

In these departments you will receive training on how they work and will actually be a fully contributing member of the team.

This will require the candidate to work on various shift patterns over the 3 years.

The training you will be getting

External Training:

Chartered manager (degree)

Leeds Trinity: 3 days every 6 weeks over 3 years.

Internal Training:

You will rotate around the business to receive training and work experience in various departments covering:

  • Product Design and Development
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Product knowledge
  • Production Management and Control
  • Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Use of automation and robotics
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessments
  • Use of Safe Systems of Work
  • Employee training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the Chartered Managers Degree qualification it is anticipated that the candidate will join our Production Management Team as a department supervisor (salary circa £29,000 pa). With the responsibility for that department and reporting directly to the Shift Manager. You will then have responsibility for ensuring your department achieves agreed performance targets, training and health and safety of the employees under your management control.

A department supervisor is the first step on the management team ladder. Future career development opportunities will be available for those that exhibit the companies values and vision.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
A Level or equivalent Must include Maths OR A Science OR Business (Grade C) Essential
Other Total UCAS Points Required (Grade 105 Points) Essential

About the employer

A leading manufacturer of upholstery fillings to the UK furniture market. Recognised as an innovator in product design and development within the furniture industry. Privately owned, Fibreline has invested consistently in both its products, its processes and its people. The employee development program extends from Level 2 apprenticeships up to Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships. We are looking to build the team of the future to take the business forward over the years ahead.




Victoria Park Mills

Hardings Road


BD21 3ND

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Training provider


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

Chartered manager (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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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