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Furniture Manufacturing Apprenticeship Steve Soult Limited

We wish to recruit a keen Apprentice to join our bespoke furniture making business. The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Furniture Making through WEBS structured training programme as well as on the job training. You will learn practical skills and techniques to produce bespoke items furniture.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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 - Friday 07.00am - 3.00pm or 3.00pm - 9.00pm on a shift basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001768293

  • Positions

    2 available

Being a Manufacturer is a skilled trade with excellent career opportunities. You will learn a mixture of assembly techniques using a variety of tools and equipment. You must have excellent attention to detail and strive for perfection.

Duties will include:

  • Picking from raw materials - gaining knowledge of timber technology
  • Working from cutting lists, technical drawings and specifications
  • Measuring and marking out components
  • Producing pre-assembly work including boring holes and counter sink
  • Producing mouldings prior to assembly
  • Producing prototypes
  • Operating hand tools including chisels, screwdrivers and mallets
  • Operating power tools including hand routers, biscuit jointers and staple guns
  • Operating powered machinery including dimension saw, planer, table routers to produce components required for cabinet making
  • Completing assembly including jointing side panels, cross components and fitting tops and bottoms
  • Quality checking your work throughout
  • Mounting of fixings including hinges, locks and catches
  • Sanding ready for finishing
  • Final quality control checks

Please note:

  • Some roles you will be required to produce bespoke one-off pieces where in other roles, repetition is to be expected

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required to become a Furniture Manufacturer:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to speak to other departments regarding modifying drawings and cutting lists
  • Ability and willing to learn skills and production techniques
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Initiative

Personal qualities

This is an exciting opportunity for a practical minded person who is looking to start their career in Furniture Manufacturing.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Assertive
  • Willing to learn
  • A team player and flexible in their approach to work

Desired qualifications

None required, however the successful candidate will work towards their Functional Skills in both maths and English if they have not achieved prior or have an equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression Opportunities:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Furniture Making
  • Progression within the organisation with more responsibility
  • Operating CAD software

Things to consider

  • Are you a practical person looking to gain new skills?
  • Do you want to be part of a dynamic team?

Please note:

  • Some Furniture Making roles you will be required to produce bespoke one-off pieces where in other roles, repetition is to be expected

About the employer

Having spent over 20 years making coffins for a national coffin maker and seeing how things could be done much better, Steve Soult established Steve Soult Limited, in 2001.

13 Years later, the dynamic and innovative company he created, which is now spread across two production facilities, has three core values underpinning every activity: dependability; friendliness; first choice.

Steve's original vision was based upon the primary goal of satisfying the needs of funeral directors and remains a primary focus to this day. Supporting businesses who take on one of the most important events that anyone is likely to have to plan, is something that calls for professionalism, integrity and a real world understanding of those needs.Constantly communicating with funeral director partners and offering a valuable customer service and support package forms the basis of that real world understanding. It allows us to keep one step ahead of trends, constantly innovating and experimenting with products and services that make a real difference.

Employer

Steve Soult Limited

Address

Byron Avenue, Lowmoor Business Park

Nottingham

NG17 7LA

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Training

Training provider

WEBS TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd

Contact

Emma Dougan 0115 9677771 e.dougan@webstraining.com

Intermediate Furniture Manufacturer Standard.

During your 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 work place. 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.

Apprenticeship standard

Furniture manufacturer

Level 2 (GCSE)


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