The furniture, furnishings and interiors industry is of significant importance to the UK economy, particularly in the supply of end products for residential and commercial living and workplaces.

It offers a vast range of career opportunities for those with an eye for detail and a creative mind. Depending on the product and company size, upholsterers, sewing machinists or materials cutters may work alone or as part of team.

Learners will develop different skills depending upon their area of specialism. For example, upholsterers may create comfortable and eye-catching furniture, products and items using traditional and modern techniques, materials, and fabrics. Sewing machinists will undertake pattern making, sample making, cutting, and sewing using a variety of materials, threads, and trimmings. Material cutters work in the manufacturing sector in the production of items such as handbags, shoes, clothing, tents, industrial textiles, and numerous home wear products.

Furniture Manufacturer – Modern Upholsterer route

Level 2
Level 3

What training will I receive?

Learners will receive real-life training from experienced staff within the workplace and be visited regularly by a specialist NLTG Tutor. The NLTG Tutor will support and guide learners throughout their Apprenticeship, making sure they develop the skills needed for their job role. As part of their Apprenticeship, learners will need to complete a maths and/or English qualification if they do not already hold these qualifications; the level at which a learner will study will depend upon their Apprenticeship. NLTG Tutors will provide support and guidance.

Additional Benefits

• All vacancies are jobs from day one.
• 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.