Bespoke Furniture Maker - Apprenticeship - 14587 NEAL JONES FURNITURE LTD

Neal Jones Furniture in Lancaster are recruiting for an Apprentice Bespoke Furniture Maker, the successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Furniture Manufacturing qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm / 30 min lunch / 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  •  Reporting to the Workshop Manager, and working alongside the team of experienced and highly skilled furniture makers, and wider team such as designers and technical draughts people
  • Learn the techniques and methods of making components and how to assemble furniture. Learning jointing methods, gluing-up, lamination, veneer and wood selection, material selection
  • Learn about prototyping, jigs and templates, incorporating work by others such as glass, metal, stone
  • Learn to read and interpret technical drawings to make furniture: tables, chairs, cabinets, for homes and superyachts
  • Learning to work with accuracy and precision, whilst understanding high quality expectations need to be met
  • Will be taught how to use a variety of hand and power tools, as well as larger woodworking machines
  • Admin duties like ordering materials, glues, screws for the workshop
  • Stock keeping of materials used

The training you will be getting

  • Work Based Learning
  • Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer
  • Functional Skills Maths and English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression onto full time employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths/English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Specialists in bespoke and semi-bespoke luxury furniture design & manufacturing for marine, commercial & residential properties.




The Meadows

Hampson Lane



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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


NLTG - Recruitment

01254 395355

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Aug 2024