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Leather Craftsperson Apprentice DENMONS SERVICES

This is an exciting and dynamic leather craftsperson role for an enthusiastic candidate. You will be based in our high street store where all equipment and materials are also based. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop various leather crafting skills within a repair and reconstruct context around shoes, bags and other leather items.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,800.00

  • Working week

    10am – 5 pm (with 1 hour break for lunch) on Monday, Friday and Saturday (6 hours each day) 2 pm – 5 pm on Tuesdays (3 hours) 10 am – 1 pm on Thursdays (3 hours) Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons to be used for studying

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069536

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Leather craftsperson apprentice will be working on leather repairs in the context of shoes and bags.

Main duties include:-

 

·        Leather cutting/trimming

·        Leather skiving and edging

·        Leather stitching and sticking/bonding

·        Leather patching

·        Reconstruction of part of leather product

·        Leather colouring/dye

·        Creativity and craft opportunities to achieve best repair

·        Supervised equipment and machinery operation (with training)

·        Customer service

·        Till and computer operation

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Training covered:

You will be working towards the Level 2 Leather Craftsperson Standard.  The Standard's Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours will be delivered within the workplace with an Assessor visiting and liaising with you on a regular basis.  You will have an e-portfolio to upload your evidence to which will show your progress to achievement.

You may have to undertake Functional Skills at level 2 in Maths and English if you do not have the required exemptions.  The delivery for this will be online sessions with the exam being held at the college campus.

 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Long term employment for the right candidate.

Opportunities for progression within the company


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, • Sense of humour essential, • Meet targets and deadlines, Excellent timekeeping, Diligent, Follow H&S Regulations, Hand/Eye Coordination, Willing to learn, Experience of fashion material

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Literature or Language) (Grade A-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Some areas to consider: • Excellent attention to detail – this is the most important skill. Everything else can be taught. • Helpful to have some experience working with various materials, but not essential. • An interest in creating and making the best product you can. • Hands-on creativity with a general comfort using all types of machine and hand tools

About the employer

Denmon’S is a family-run, independent business with its flagship store based in Bath. We are proud of our incredible reputation for high-quality shoe repairs. In 2020 the business made the decision to open up its repair services so that others may benefit, by creating a unique online service. As a result, wherever you are in the UK, you can access the team at Denmon’S with just a few clicks. Our experience dates back to the 1970’s when the founder of Denmon’S cut leather in London and constructed high-end shoes. Since then, he has become a complete craftsman who is dedicated to building an equally skilled team of repairers around him. Our professional training and development programme for junior team members ensures that the highest quality and standards are maintained. These are the principles that Denmon’S has been built on, and we never compromise on quality.

Employer

DENMONS SERVICES

Address

MANVERS CHAMBERS

MANVERS STREET

BATH

BA1 1PE

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Training

Training provider

BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON COLLEGE

Contact

Sue Hayes

hayess@btc.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Leather craftsperson

Level 2 (GCSE)


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