Apprentice Furniture Manufacturer GLYN SMALLWOOD UPHOLSTERY LIMITED

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our team as an Apprentice General Furniture Manufacturer. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about furniture making and eager to learn the intricacies of the trade. You will work alongside experienced craftsmen, honing your skills and gaining valuable experience.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is a starting salary and can be increased based on performing key milestones set out by the employer.

    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, day shifts.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assist in the assembly and construction of furniture pieces according to design specifications.
  • Learn and master techniques used to produce furniture.
  • Operate machinery and tools under supervision, ensuring adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean and organised workspace to uphold our standards of quality and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with team members to meet production deadlines and deliver exceptional results.

The training you will be getting

During your Standard Level 2 Furniture Manufacture apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to attend WEBS Training on Day release basis, which is once per week, the rest of the time you will be within the workplace. You will learn the underpinning knowledge that runs alongside your practical elements of the training. You will use a wide range of techniques whilst you complete a practical project. WEBS Training aim to build on the skills you already have so you reach your full potential both personally and professionally.

Training will be provided in all areas of Furniture Manufacturing to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke furniture using both traditional and modern techniques and materials to produce aesthetically pleasing and fit for purpose products.

If you have already achieved GCSE maths and English at Grade 4/C or above or have equivalent qualification you will be exempt from undertaking Functional Skills, however English and maths support will be provided for all apprentices throughout the length of their programme.


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression within the organisation with more responsibility
  • Bespoke Furniture Maker Level 3 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Time Management, Adaptability, Time Keeping, Flexibility


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be involved in the collection and delivery of completed items and interacting with customers. You will need to be able to commute to work.

About the employer

Glyn Smallwood Upholstery Ltd is a renowned name in the furniture manufacturing industry, known for our commitment to quality craftsmanship and timeless design. With decades of experience, we pride ourselves on creating bespoke furniture pieces that reflect our dedication to excellence and attention to detail. We evolved from a traditional re-upholstery setting to what is today, a full upholstery, furnishing and manufacturing facility which provides specialised furnishings for all commercial and public sectors. We can provide unique designs, custom frames, printed and designer fabrics all under the same hood. Covering both UK and International sales, we are specialists in furniture design, manufacturing and upholstering for domestic, show homes and commercial projects. Our work is spectacular in everything we do.







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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


Kevin Martin

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

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