- NAS Reference
- Weekly wage
40.00 per week
- Working Week
Monday - Friday.
Shift patterns between 07:00 - 16:00 and 09:00 - 18:00.
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Bury St. Edmunds
- Expected Duration
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
DFS Trading Limited
Description of Opportunity
Working alongside a Service Upholsterer you will call out to customers' homes and learn the upholstery trade; fixing customers' furniture and delivering great customer service.
If you enjoy interacting with people, problem solving, and like a lot of variety in your day, then this could be a great opportunity for you.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Sam Barnes - DFS Trading Limited (Ref ID: VAC001783855)
Good practical skills
Good communication skills
Good problem-solving skills
GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.
Driving licence (not essential for the apprenticeship, however this field-based role would require a full driving license in order to be given a job at the end).
Willingness to be trained and developed (on-the-job and lesson based)
Willingness to complete coursework
Ability to use your own initiative
Desire to engage with customers and resolve concerns
Another fantastic element of our programme is that all of our apprentices (under the age of 24) complete the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and you will be away from home as part of this. You can find out more at https://www.dofe.org/do/what/
In order to gain a permanent position, you will need to have passed your driving test within 12 months of beginning the apprenticeship programme as this is a field-based role.
You must have a reliable method of getting to work each day if you do not already drive before starting this apprenticeship programme.
Potential of gaining a Service Upholsterer position earning £27k+ and a company van (option to use this for business only, or to include personal use).
You'll have a foot on the ladder of a very successful and growing company, and we like to grow our talent, so if you have the drive and determination there could be many more rungs for you to climb.
At DFS, we have 50 years’ experience designing, manufacturing, selling, and installing an extensive range of sofas and other furniture products. We’re still handcrafting our products here in the UK and we’re still just as committed to our people as well as the customers who are at the heart of our business. We’ve got great plans and we’re opening new stores all the time so there are lots of opportunities to progress and develop with us.
As well as being one of the UK’s top employers for 4 years running, we featured on the Sunday Times top 30 Best Big companies to work for (2017) and won their award for Best Improver (2017). We have also won the Youth Employment and Talent Management in the UK Employee Experience Awards for 3 years running.