Leather Crafts-person Apprenticeship MULBERRY COMPANY (DESIGN) LIMITED

Following the success of our apprentice training programme which started in 2006, Mulberry is looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed apprentices. Apprentices will learn and understand the end-to-end process of how leather is produced and the manufacturing processes required to produce our luxury handbags.

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

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Closing date: 04 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    • Competitive apprentice salary. • An enviable staff discount and exclusive access to staff sales. • Pension Contributions & Life Assurance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The scheme will provide opportunities to explore the wider business, creating an understanding of how the supply chain is connected to other departments at Mulberry. The successful candidate will contribute to the production of leather (processing and finishing) in line with specifications. Apprentices will also develop and refine their practical skills in areas like:

  • Stitching
  • Inking
  • Cutting

This is to be able to construct a whole product from beginning to end.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • An interest in production
  • Desire to learn new skills and a drive to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic numeracy and literary skills (GCSE grades C/4 and above in Maths and English)
  • Confidence and maturity to work on an individual basis and as part of our team
  • A passion for excellent craftsmanship
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately to agreed product specifications and customer requirements

The training you will be getting

Candidates will be awarded an industry-recognised Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard as a Leather Craftsperson and will attend a graduation day at our London Head Office.

Delivery will take place within the workplace, further training details have yet to be agreed upon & will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time role with the opportunity for further progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Mulberry is an equal opportunities employer and we are passionate about hiring and developing the best talent. All hiring decisions are made only on the basis of qualifications, skills or experience and as they relate to the particular role. If you need us to make any adjustments to our application or interview processes to enable you to be at your best, please email us at talent@mulberry.com. • No formal work experience is necessary. • Transport to and from work and Bridgwater College is required.

About the employer

Founded in 1971 in Somerset, England, today Mulberry is a truly global fashion company and the largest manufacturer of luxury leather goods in the United Kingdom. Across all locations, we are united by our employee values: Be Bold, Be Open, Be Responsible, Be Imaginative. If these are values you share, we would love you to join our team.




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Kings Road



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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


Tasha Astill


Apprenticeship standard

Leather craftsperson

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: 04 Jul 2024