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Apprentice Upholsterer

Ocean Marine Upholstery Limited
We are looking to recruit in our successful and growing company. You’ll be working on exciting projects whilst learning about the superyacht, tender and rib industry. We will help in teaching and guiding you while you study to achieve your qualifications.

Ocean Marine Upholstery Limited - Employer

We are a small, successful upholstery & cover manufacturer who specialise in bespoke Superyacht, Superyacht Tender and Performance Ribs.

We pride ourselves on the highest quality of workmanship, service levels and the ability to generate tailored solutions for the most challenging niche projects.

Our client portfolio includes some of the most luxurious and highly respected boat manufacturers in Europe.

Ocean Marine Upholstery Limited


1 day per week over 36 weeks per year.

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Engineering & Manufacturing
Ocean Marine Upholstery Limited

Detailed Job Description

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hard working person to join our Marine Upholstery Team.

The Apprenticeship itself will take four years to complete, qualifying you to advanced level; you will be required to attend a Brockenhurst College training facility one day per week during term time. Currently this is held at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Activity Centre.

As an Apprentice Upholsterer, you should hold an interest in design. The role is very hands on and you will learn skills such as:

  • Pattern making and marking
  • Stripping Material
  • Clipping things on
  • Measuring and cutting
  • Using hand tools and other machinery
  • Working with different materials – wood/leather/ fabrics/foam
  • Finishing - lacquering and spraying
  • Onsite fitting of boat upholstery

You will be involved in projects from the start to the final outcome.

The successful applicant will be expected to share all other team duties around the workshop.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A – C or equivalent in English, Maths.

Skills required

Good attention to detail, reliable, creative, punctual, with a strong willingness to learn and be able to work to strict deadlines.

Must be a team player and be able to build strong working relationships.

Personal Qualities

Friendly and can-do attitude with a strong work ethic.

Future prospects

Progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship followed by FT role afterwards for suitable candidate.

Additional Information

Training provided

An Intermediate level 2 Apprenticeship will be offered with a Level 2 City & Guilds Technical Certificate and an NVQ Diploma in Upholstery offered day release at Brockenhurst College starting in March 2018 from the Hengitsbury Head This will progress onto the Level 3 Advanced.

"The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour from the 1st April 2017. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training."

Brockenhurst College - Learning Provider

Brockenhurst College offers a range of apprenticeships to help candidates discover exciting new career opportunities.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Brockenhurst College on 01590 625555 Ext 242 or email: (Ref ID:80574)
Brockenhurst College

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