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Apprentice Wood Machinist

  • Shackletons Limited
  • Leeds
  • £292.50 per week

As an Apprentice Wood Machinist at Shackletons, you will undergo comprehensive training to develop the skills necessary for precision woodworking and machining. Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you will contribute to the production of high-quality furniture components while learning essential techniques and safety practices.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £292.50 p/w
  • Hours
    39.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Duration
    Not Specified

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Shackletons Limited



Machinery Operation:

  • Learning to operate and maintain woodworking machinery, including saws, planers, and routers.
  • Executing machining processes to produce wooden components according to design specifications.

Material Preparation:

  • Assisting in the preparation of raw materials, including cutting wood pieces.
  • Learning to interpret technical drawings and specifications for accurate material processing.

Quality Assurance:

  • Participating in quality control procedures to ensure finished wood components meet established standards.
  • Collaborating with the quality control team to address and rectify any identified issues.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhering to safety protocols and guidelines for woodworking machinery operation.
  • Develop an understanding of regulatory and safety requirements in wood machining.


  • Working closely with experienced wood machinists and other team members to contribute to the overall production process.
  • Seeking guidance and feedback to enhance machining skills and efficiency.

For more information about this vacancy please contact The Furniture Makers' Company on +44 20 7256 5558 (Ref ID: 250211)

Company website : https://www.shackletonsltd.co.uk/

  • Communication Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Team working
GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 2 or above)

Furniture manufacturer Level 2 (24 months) via Kirklees College based one day release (50% of classroom training and 50% hands on training)

  • Logical
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Patient

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to secure employment as an Production Operative paying £30,000 pa plus

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