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Location: Blackburn, BB1 5DW

Apply here: Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship (Level 2) (

Job Description

Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an Apprenticeship or employment.

Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the right knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace.

This role will be to manufacture commercial soft furnishings using modern sewing machines

Role specific:

  •      Utilise modern sewing machines to manufacture all or part of curtains and other soft furnishings
  •      Utilise a range of programs and machines such as lockstitch, overlockers, pinch pleat, and blind hemmers to           produce different items and finishes
  •     Alter machine settings depending on the material and finish required
  •     Carryout basic machine maintenance including changing needles, oiling, and cleaning on a regular basis
  •     Ensure quality of own work by exercising attention to detail and proactively rectifying any faults
  •     Ensure manufactured items match requirements as specified on the job sheet


  •     Adhere to all company health and safety policies
  •     Ensure own work area is always clean and tidy
  •     Undertake other tasks as requested by line manager
  •     Contribute to continuous improvement by providing ideas and suggestions

Website: Essential Soft Furnishings Ltd 

Person Specification

Desired Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good Communicator, Verbal and written
  • Ability to work accurately and to highest quality
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet team targets
  • Maintaining a steady production process

Things to Consider

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies. 

Personal Qualities

  •          High level of attention to detail
  •          Reliable with good timekeeping
  •          Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  •          Take pride in producing high quality work output
  •          Good problem-solving abilities
  •          Demonstrate flexibility and a hands-on, teamwork-based approach

Desired Qualifications

No specific qualifications required, however the appointment will be subject to applicant passing an initial assessment at Blackburn college.

Other Information

Proposed Duration

12 weeks

Training to be Provided

Level 1 Sewing and Textile traineeship

Future Prospects

Potential progression within the business onto a apprenticeship


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


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