Training Opportunities

Job Overview

Do you want to gain a Level 2 qualification whilst improving your career and earning potential? 

Established over 21 years ago, Whitemeadow Furniture is now the largest independent upholstered furniture manufacturer in the UK based in the East Midlands.  We’re always striving to push boundaries, whether it be in our designs or our processes.  Aspiring to be the best and take lead in our industry.  We utilise the best technology and hire the most passionate individuals, enabling us to craft innovative products people are proud to own.  Pairing British-made upholstery with unrivalled customer service.

We have six exciting opportunities for individuals with the desire to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to have a successful career within the furniture industry. Working in conjunction with Webs Training Ltd these opportunities provide a combination of both on and off the job training whilst earning national living wage with an opportunity to earn a production related bonus.

 

LOCATION: Sutton in Ashfield
SALARY: £8.72 per hour
JOB TYPE: Full Time
HOURS: 7.30am to 4.00pm (Monday to Thursday) 7.30am to 3.00pm (Friday) including ½ hour unpaid lunch break.

What you will be doing

At the end of the programme, which is anticipated to take between 12 and 15 months, delegates will know how to and be able to:

  • Cut Fabrics and Components
  • Sewn / Seamed Components by hand and using machinery
  • Cut, sew and fit loose cover to specification
  • Produce Templates
  • Measure and cut fabric; sew components to produce scatter, box and bolster cushions

What we are looking for

  • We are looking for applicants with a genuine interest in furniture manufacturing with excellent communications skills, the ability to learn and be able to demonstrate attention to detail.

What you'll get in return

In return you will receive 30 days holiday per year, good welfare facilities and a wide range of employee benefits and opportunities to enable you to fulfil your potential.

If you want to be the best you can and be involved in crafting innovative products that people are proud to own, then apply here ……

 

Apply now to Megan in our Recruitment Department!

Aidan Wilson

Production Supervisor

I started here in 2013, working at Export Drive, prepping for upholstery. Just nine months later I was given the opportunity to train as an upholsterer at our Sutton Road site, later moving back to Export Drive on track 4 where I quickly became a skilled upholsterer and part of the team. I thoroughly enjoyed working on the vast mix of models we produce, from accent chairs to corner beds! 2016 saw yet another great opportunity to progress my career at Whitemeadow becoming the youngest Production Supervisor, with great support from all levels - directors, managers, and staff. I genuinely believe that with the right attitude, willingness to learn and energy, the chances to go far are here.