Furniture manufacturer

Furniture manufacturer

“A furniture manufacturer makes all kinds of beds, furniture and their related furnishings in a workshop or factory”

The ability to work to agreed targets in terms of output and quality standards is essential for any furniture manufacturer. Workplaces range from small workshops to large factories. As a furniture manufacturer, you must be dexterous, have a good work ethic and be able to demonstrate your ability to work individually and as part of a team. This apprenticeship is designed to provide a wide range of skills appropriate to the different occupations in the industry, and covers general furniture, beds, upholstering, finishing, installing, restoration, repair, foam conversion and upholstery cushion interiors, wood machinery, and computer numerical control. As an example, an upholster will create ergonomic and comfortable furniture using both traditional and modern techniques, materials and fabrics to produce aesthetically pleasing and fit-for-purpose consumer products. A furniture finisher will prepare and treat a wide range of timbers and man-made boards.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and art

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where practical skills are shown

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/furniture-manufacturer

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies