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

Reuben James at Plumbs Preston

I feel that I’ve benefited from the L3 apprenticeship course as it’s helped me to focus on my career. The skills and knowledge gained over the course of the apprenticeship are now being put to good use in my new role as upholstery manager. My communication skills are improving within role and I am helping to develop more effective production and training systems within the department.
I’ve recently started the Effective Management series with NLTG which has provided valuable support and guidance towards my continued professional development. I’m now more confident in coping with challenges, exploring ideas, organising time and tackling problems