Plumbs recognise that Apprentices have an important and essential role to play within our business and for that reason we are pleased with the success of our Apprenticeship Scheme which we run in conjunction with North Lancs Training Group. We now delighted to announce that we have now given a great opportunity to five bright young people, who will partake in our successful training programme with on-the-job work experience that will unlock their full potential and prepare them for their lifelong career upholstery.
Taking on a career in reupholstery; with such a vast history which dates back to the 18th-century, can be a very rewarding one for anyone who is self-motivated, enjoys working in a practical environment, appreciates furniture stylings and has a passion for creativity. The apprentices will learn the hands-on essential skills of the craft such as rebuilding, restoring and recovering furniture, however; they will also have a partial written element to their training in the form of an NVQ which will give them a solid base skillset.
The fundamental elements of development within the Plumbs training scheme are;
- Develop practical and academic skills
- Improve self-motivation and confidence
- Improve effective working and problem solving skills
- Follow a structured working template
Over the course of the scheme the apprentices will grow their skills working side-by-side with our experienced and greatly knowledgeable upholsters across multiple areas to attain a full overview of upholstery and the qualities necessary to excel. By learning on-the-job, they will become experts at what they do, and the tacit knowledge gained through this organic process will feed back into their work with us.
Daniel Murtagh (apprentice) commented; “I am really pleased with the opportunity and the layout of the training scheme, it gives me a real opportunity to learn new skills and gain a better understanding of the trade, the skills I will learn on this course will be invaluable and ones which I can use to contribute to Plumbs moving forward”.