George Smith Apprentice Upholsterer Level 2 (Ref: VAC001515809)

Salary: National Minimum WageClosing Date: 18 Apr 2019Hours: 39

George Smith has become synonymous with beautifully crafted furniture. Every sofa, chair, chaise and stool is lovingly made in our workshops in the North of England. George Smith, the early nineteenth century furniture maker, is still a strong influence in the way we make and design our furniture. Equally, we are driven to make contemporary pieces relevant for our lives today.

In the role of apprentice upholsterer will learn to use a range of techniques to produce a variety of high quality pieces of standard and bespoke furniture.

You will learn how to bring together timber frames, fillings, springs and textiles to create a high quality finished piece of furniture. You will learn how to use a range of traditional upholstery skills to produce both standard and bespoke items to the job order specifications ensuring the highest quality standards are achieved.

You will understand how to measure, cut and sew all types of fabric and leather. You will start to understand classic, modern and traditional furniture and apply suitable techniques, you will gain knowledge of deep buttoning techniques.

You will ensure your work area is kept clean and tidy. Following health and safety instructions provided and safeguard your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your actions.

Any other reasonable task as requested by your line manager.


You will have close attention to detail.

You should be able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently.

You will have the ability to work to tight deadlines.

You will be able to problem solve as required.


Able to work as part of a team.

Positive can do attitude.

Responsible and reliable in nature.

This is a factory environment and can be very busy.

Progression onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship, full time employment

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