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Trainee Upholsterer

Reference Number: 10895

  • Job LocationLocation: Scunthorpe
  • Job SalarySalary/Rate: 9.25 (whilst training) / Hour
  • Job Contract TypeContract Type: Permanent
  • Employment TypeHours Type: Full Time
  • Job Shift TypeShift Type: Monday To Friday

Job Description

Our well-established client, one of the largest furniture manufacturers in the UK, are looking to recruit a Trainee Upholsterer to work at their busy 5.5 acres site based in Scunthorpe.

This company are a forward-thinking organisation and are offering a permanent position(s) to join an existing team of hardworking upholsterers to provide a first-class service within its manufacturing operations.

You will be joining a proactive company that develop tailor made customer solutions, therefore, you will be committed, hardworking and goal orientated, whilst having excellent time keeping skills, and enjoy being hands-on within your role. This role will suit you if you have a keen eye for detail and an interest in upholstery/craftmanship.

Objective of the role:

Reporting into the Upholstery Manager
To work in any track to assist in the manufacture of the furniture when required.

Diverse Employment are working on behalf of the advertised position so should you wish to apply, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Job Summary

Hours of Work

  • Monday to Thursday 0645 to 1530, Friday 645 to 1405


The following are a list of responsibilities for this role:

  • To receive the frame(s) on a trolley and place into the track, lift work onto the bench and attach webbing, cord, felt, hessian tape and foam according to the specifications using a staple gun
  • Attach sewn fabric pieces onto a frame whilst checking frames, foams, seams, borders, piping, trims and specialist trims are to the quality standards
  • Attach springs to the hooks on the frame and hammer them down
  • Hammer in the feet, attaching the fire labels and checking the label numbers correspond
  • Putting zips onto the cushions as necessary
  • To advise the cushion line feeder of any shortages of materials and recut requirements
  • If necessary, conduct repairs, identifying faults from the ticket. Strip down the article according to flaw, organising fabric recuts and frame repairs as required and re-upholster the furniture.
  • Provide upholstery cover during all working hours
  • Always adhere to the company H&S policies and procedures
  • Keeping the work area clean and tidy


  • Desirable if you hold a short course/certificate/qualification in furniture craftmanship, restoration, upholstery or furniture construction and design although this is not essential


  • Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided on the job
  • Knowledge of hand tools and materials (glue, hammer, saw, nails, staple gun etc)

Desired Skills / Qualities

  • Good at working with your hands
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good at taking measurements and doing basic calculations
  • Observant
  • Keen eye for judging colours and shapes
  • Able to work quickly and carefully
  • Dexterity is essential

Job Benefits / Perks

  • Statutory Holidays
  • Free parking
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Wellbeing & Health services
  • Training and Development supported by the company
  • Shutdowns

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