We wish to recruit an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Upholstery team.
The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Upholstery through WEBS structured training programme as well as on the job training. You will learn practical hands on skills and techniques to produce different types of furniture and re-upholstery of furniture.
Find out more and apply here = https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-674205
Closing date: 01 June 2022
Positions: 1 Available
Being an Upholsterer, you will be required to work in anyone of a wide range of production environments. Workplaces can be a variety of size from small work-shops through to large commercial factories; either way you will need to be able to work independently and as a part of team.
Duties of an upholsterer could include:
- Stripping down items of furniture from covers back to the wooden frame.
- Prepare frames for upholstery including adding different densities of foams and fibres.
- Using a wide range of spring systems including serpentine, super loop, box spring units.
- Filling cushions using fibre, foam and feathers.
- Working with a large range of materials including fabrics and leathers.
- Cutting various materials for ready for upholstery.
- Patten matching fabrics within tolerance.
- Using a range of trimmings and finishing’s including buttons, facings, piping and decorative studs.
- Using wide range compressed air equipment including clip, frame, staple, pin and vertex guns.
- Use a range of hand tools including scissors, shears, staple lifter, tin snips, hammers mallets and pincers.
- Cutting materials with templates
- Sewing fabrics ready for upholstery.
- Good housekeeping and general labouring duties.
- Good organisation workloads ready production.
- Working with mechanical components from recliner actions to bed actions.
- Completing leather repair and service work to furniture
- 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.