Richard Ewans - Apprentice Upholsterer and Sewing Machinist - Telford

BACK Closing date: 30-06-2022

We are seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice to join our Upholstery team.

The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of Upholstery & Sewing 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 soft furniture and re-upholstery of furniture.

 

Find out more and apply here = https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-722492

Closing date: 30 June 2022

Positions: 2 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

 

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