Here at Knightsbridge Furniture, we manufacture quality bespoke furniture. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic person to join our existing highly skilled team of wood machinists. Throughout your course, you will be taught on all aspects of wood machining enabling you to produce high-quality furniture components. This is a great opportunity!

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40 to start with then increases may be discussed.

    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 Thursday: 7am to 5.15pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learning how to operate and set all aspects of wood machines
  • Gain an understanding of what it takes to turn rough-sawn timber into finished furniture components
  • Learn how to work as part of a team and on your own gaining the skills required to become a fully qualified Wood Machinist 
  • Set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment used to produce furniture
  • Identify issues quickly, solve problems and apply appropriate solutions

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend the Brunel Construction Centre 
  • You will receive your Level 2 Furniture Manufacturer Qualification 
  • You will attend college once a week
  • The training schedule has yet to be agreed upon, furtherdetails will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Opportunity to become a key member of the team with a great career in a well established business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 2,3,4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Travel Time, Access and Distance

About the employer

Here at Knightsbridge Furniture we manufacture quality bespoke furniture for healthcare, hospitality, care homes, workplace & challenging environment sectors. Knightsbridge Furniture believe in choice, quality and exceptional service. These three basic principles are inherent in all our business activities and together with our market knowledge and service ethos ensure our customers are offered the best furniture solutions. We are one of very few British contract furniture companies to invest in an in-house design and development team, allowing us to commit to British market-led design. Many of our products have been designed and developed following extensive research working closely with customers, allowing us to specifically meet the needs of each market sector we serve. Our success in is built on our commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and confirming their trust, not only in terms of quality and comfort but also in terms of style and functionality. As part of our tailored service, we offer a complete turnkey package including space planning and full project management assuring specifiers total piece of mind. A dedicated sales and customer service team with a reputation for integrity and reliability aims to build lasting customer relationships.




191 Thornton 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


Issy Rawson



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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