Overview

The furniture, furnishings and interiors industry offers a vast range of career opportunities for those with an eye for detail and a creative mind.

You may work in the design, making and finishing of furniture; the restoration of new or antique furniture; or the creation of upholstery and soft furnishings for a range of traditional or modern items.

Depending upon your chosen career, you could work in settings such as independent shops, large factories, offices or homes.

What training will I receive?

You’ll receive real-life training from experienced staff within your workplace, and be visited regularly by a specialist NLTG Tutor. Your Tutor will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship, making sure you develop the skills needed for your job role. As part of your Apprenticeship, you will need to complete a Maths and/or English qualification at Level 1 (ie Grade D/3) if you do not already have these qualifications. Depending on your Apprenticeship, you may also need to study an ICT qualification. Your NLTG Tutor will provide you with support and guidance.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one
• Your training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• You will receive an attractive wage/salary during training
• We have a dedicated team to support you with your English and maths skills
• We operate an equality and diversity policy
• All employers are appraised for health and safety
• We will visit you regularly during your training
• Your training will be full and varied

Case Study

Tom Collinson at Senator

As an Apprentice Furniture Assembler at Senator International Limited, my day to day job role entails assembly building cupboards and pedestals. My Apprenticeship has benefited me as I enjoy being at work full time and producing work to a high standard. Overall, my Apprenticeship has boosted my confidence and has helped me to interact with different people which is something I wouldn’t usually do. I am soon due to complete my Level 2 Apprenticeship and am very much looking forward to progressing onto my Level 3.