Apprentice Upholstery Sewing Machinist WHITEMEADOW FURNITURE LIMITED

WHITEMEADOW FURNITURE LIMITED · Competitive · Sutton-in-Ashfield
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Duties of a Sewer and Cutter could include:

  • Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers
  • Cutting various materials ready for upholstery
  • Patten matching fabrics within tolerance
  • Using a range of trimmings and finishing's including buttons, facings and piping
  • Using traditional methods such as slip stitch, tacking and hand sewing
  • Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter
  • Cutting materials with templates
  • Working on Sewing Machines and Cutting Machines
  • Sewing fabrics ready for upholstery
  • Good housekeeping and general labouring duties
  • Good organisation workloads ready production
  • Checking and ordering new stock, managing storage of stock
  • Working as part of a team on piece work production
  • Working independently, using your own initiative

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Skills required to becoming an Sewer:

  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of soft furnishings
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Excellent team working skills
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Excellent attitude
  • Be punctual
  • Being able to work within a factory environment
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure

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 Modern Upholstery, traditional Upholstery, Supervision or Furniture design and Prototyping
  • Progression within the organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work
  • Be able to adjust to working on different designs and models of soft furnishings
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Excellent team working skills
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines

Personal qualities

  • Excellent attitude
  • Be punctual
  • Being able to work within a factory environment
  • Being able to work confidently under pressure

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 Modern Upholstery, traditional Upholstery, Supervision or Furniture design and Prototyping
  • Progression within the organisation to include more responsibility and wider range of production work

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 roles required repetition

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About the employer

Whitemeadow began in the early 1990's from a site we still manufacture from in Nottinghamshire and whilst their footprint has grown considerably their products remain hand crafted in the workshops. Currently employ over 450 staff over 6 sites all within a 2 mile radius which total over 170,000 ft2 of manufacturing space. As a privately owned British upholstery manufacturer, entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our success and grown to become one of Britain's leading upholstery manufacturers supplying the majority of Britain's Blue Chip High Street names and Premium Independent Retailers.

Employer

WHITEMEADOW FURNITURE LIMITED

https://www.whitemeadow.com/

Address

Unit 1

Maycroft Gardens

Sutton-In-Ashfield

NG17 2TL

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Training

Training provider

WEBS TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Webs Training Ltd

Contact

Josie Teale 0115 9677771 j.teale@webstraining.com

During your apprenticeship programme you will receive training both off and on the job. You will be required to Training on daily basis within the Whitemeadow sewing school which is based at Maycroft Gardens Sutton in Ashfield. 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 Sewing and Cutting to ensure you are capable of creating practical and bespoke soft furnishings 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 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.

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