Apprenticeships

We know that every company must invest in future generations, and as part of our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, you could learn valued and traditional soft furnishing crafts. You will learn through a mixture of practical training with experienced professionals, and NVQ training with North Lancs Training Group (NLTG) – resulting in a full apprenticeship qualification (part of the National Apprenticeship Scheme).

With apprenticeships available in various departments, this highly satisfactory job will see you take customer furniture from old to new, whilst receiving advice and assistance from our qualified experts – many of whom have been in the job their whole working life.

As part of a great team, our apprenticeship scheme is ideally suited to applicants with a bright personality, an aptitude for practical work, and those who are eager to learn the tasks involved in a busy factory environment.

If you’re interested in developing your career and skills with Plumbs, have a look at our current vacancies today or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Latest vacancies

  • Sales Consultant - Self-Employed - Newbury (England)

    Sales Consultant - Self-Employed

    Location: Newbury

    Salary: Competitive

    Plumbs ltd are a long-standing British manufacturer of quality solutions that revitalise our customers' home furnishings. We have over 50 years’ experience in reupholstery, furniture covers, curtains, recliners and soft furnishings and operate through a UK network of 130+ self-employed Sales Consultants.

    We are looking for...

    Bags of people skills and some previous sales or customer service experience. Interior Design interest comes in handy to help those customers who need a bit of inspiration and a level of technical capability when it comes to measuring, will help you. You will also need your own vehicle and ideally be familiar with Apple iPad applications.

    All of our Home Sales Consultants are self-employed; All are comprehensively supported by a significant marketing investment that generates ongoing customer enquiries to work with. You can “be your own boss” - choose your own working hours and build your own portfolio of customers. Many of our Consultants have been with the business for over 10 years.

    Is this for you?!

    If you are looking for a chance to become self-employed, have experience in, for example, measuring for; recliners or bespoke products and are happy interacting with a more mature customer, this could be the new start to suit you!

    We are currently recruiting for a Home Sales Consultant in the Stratford area.

    What we provide for you:

    We provide all the initial and ongoing training you need at our Training Centre. We have an extensive marketing process that helps to generate leads for your area coupled to a generous commission and bonus plan that ensures a realistic earnings level and an enjoyable and personally rewarding environment.

    If this Sales Consultant role sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply now.

    Keywords:

    Sales Consultant, Sales Executive, Field Sales, Self Employed, Customer Service.

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  • Security / Maintenance Assistant - Preston (England)

    Security / Maintenance Assistant

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £9.00 per hour

    Hours: 42.5 hours per week, Wednesday to Friday 7.55am to 4.55pm, Saturday 7.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 8.00am to 3.00pm

    Job type: Permanent, Full-time

    We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our current Maintenance Team and to also provide weekend Security Cover.

    It is vital that you have a flexible approach to your work as you will be involved in a variety of Maintenance tasks as well as carrying out Security duties at the weekend.

    Responsibilities of the Security / Maintenance Assistant:

    Your duties will include assisting the Maintenance Manager with general maintenance tasks across the site and, at the weekend, you will be responsible for the opening, locking and securing of the site, along with the monitoring and testing of CCTV and alarm systems.

    Requirements of the Security / Maintenance Assistant:

    Previous experience of general maintenance work or security work within a factory environment would be an advantage for this role.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Security/maintenance Assistant, then please apply now!

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  • Security/Maintenance Assisatnt - Preston (England)

    We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our current Maintenance Team and toalso provide weekend Security Cover

     

    It is vital that you have a flexible approach to your work as you will be involved in a variety of Maintenance tasks as well as carrying out Security duties at the weekend

    You duties will include assisting the Maintenance Manager with general maintenance tasks across the site and, at the weekend, you will be responsible for the opening, locking and securing of the site, along with the monitoring and testing of CCTV and alarm systems

    Previous experience of general maintenance work or security work within a factory environment would be an advantage for this role.

    If you feel you have the necessary skills and would like to be considered for this role, please apply in writing, enclosing your CV to

    Alan Taylor – HR Manager, Plumbs Limited, Brookhouse Mill,

    Old Lancaster Lane

    Preston PR1 7PZ

    or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, 25th October 2019 

    We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual

    to join our current Maintenance Team and to

    also provide weekend Security Cover

     

    It is vital that you have a flexible approach to your work as you will be

    involved in a variety of Maintenance tasks as well as

    carrying out Security duties at the weekend

     

    You duties will include assisting the Maintenance Manager with

    general maintenance tasks across the site and, at the weekend,

    you will be responsible for the opening, locking and securing of the site,

    along with the monitoring and testing of CCTV and alarm systems

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  • Delivery Hub Assistant - Stevenage (England)

    Delivery Hub Assistant

    Location: Stevenage

    Salary: £9.00 per hour

    Hours: 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm)

    Plumbs has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. We are a successful, British, family run company employing approximately 320 people at our Head Office in Preston.

    Due to changes within our UK Transport function, we now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to provide support and assistance at our new Hub based in Stevenage.

    Responsibilities of the Delivery Hub Assistant:

    • Assist the local delivery hub with deliveries to customer locations
    • Assist with the collection of furniture from customer locations
    • Collections and deliveries from our TD locations (upholstery businesses) 
    • Assist with the installation of curtains and hanging rails (training will be given)
    • Contacting customers to arrange collections and deliveries

    Requirements of the Delivery Hub Assistant: 

    • Positive attitude with experience of dealing with challenge and change
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities, including the occasional night away if required
    • Team focused
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
    • Clean Driving License with no more than 3 points for any speeding offence. No endorsements for drug, alcohol or careless driving
    • Authorised to drive vans up to 3.5t with 7.5t being desirable.
    • Physically fit, as the role requires the lifting and carrying of domestic furniture

    If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Delivery Hub Assistant role then please apply now!

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  • Transport Hub Team Leader - Stevenage (England)

    Transport Hub Team Leader

    Location: Stevenage

    Salary: £11.00 per hour

    Hours: 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm)

    Plumbs has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. We are a successful, British, family run company employing approximately 320 people at our Head Office in Preston.

    Due to changes within our UK Transport function, we now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to head up our new Service Hub, working in Stevenage and oversee the day to day operation of the facility. This is a very hands on role and being a brand-new venture for us, full training will be provided at Preston

    Responsibilities of the Transport Hub Team Leader:

    • To oversee all allocated collections and local deliveries from the assigned hub
    • Oversee the planning, both weekly and daily of all activity
    • Ensure all staff comply with Company Policies and Procedures
    • Responsible for the maintenance of all allocated delivery vehicles
    • Responsible for OTIF for collections and deliveries
    • Responsible for general Health & Safety at the Hub

    Requirements of the Transport Hub Team Leader:

    • Positive attitude with experience of dealing with challenge and change
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities, including the occasional night away
    • Team focused
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Clean Driving License with no more than 3 points for any speeding offence. No endorsements for drug, alcohol or careless driving
    • Authorised to drive vans up to 3.5t with 7.5t being desirable. If 7.5t, current and valid driver’s CPC
    • Multi drop B2C experience with “two-person home delivery” an advantage
    • Physically fit, as the role requires the lifting and carrying of domestic furniture, and is very hands on

    If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Transport Hub Team Leader role then please apply now!

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  • Delivery Hub Assistant - Reading (England)

    Delivery Hub Assistant

    Location: Reading

    Salary: £9.00 per hour

    Hours: 42.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 7.00am to 4.00pm)

    Plumbs has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. We are a successful, British, family run company employing approximately 320 people at our Head Office in Preston.

    Due to changes within our UK Transport function, we now have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to provide support and assistance at our new Hub based in Reading.

    Responsibilities of the Delivery Hub Assistant:

    • Assist the local delivery hub with deliveries to customer locations
    • Assist with the collection of furniture from customer locations
    • Collections and deliveries from our TD locations (upholstery businesses) 
    • Assist with the installation of curtains and hanging rails (training will be given)
    • Contacting customers to arrange collections and deliveries

    Requirements of the Delivery Hub Assistant: 

    • Positive attitude with experience of dealing with challenge and change
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities, including the occasional night away if required
    • Team focused
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
    • Clean Driving License with no more than 3 points for any speeding offence. No endorsements for drug, alcohol or careless driving
    • Authorised to drive vans up to 3.5t with 7.5t being desirable.
    • Physically fit, as the role requires the lifting and carrying of domestic furniture

    If you feel you meet the above criteria of this Delivery Hub Assistant role then please apply now!

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  • Machinist - Preston (England)

    Machinist

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £ 8.33 per hour

    Hours: 38 hrs per week

    Job type: Permanent, Full-time

    Our client currently have an opportunity for an experienced sewer with an accurate and methodical approach to work to join their Traditional Products Manufacturing Department.

    Responsibilities of the Machinist:

    • Duties will include general sewing of loose cushion covers as well as other associated tasks.
    • It is important that you are flexible in your approach to work.

    Requirements of the Machinist:

    • This is a great opportunity to join a small team and be involved in various aspects of loose cover manufacture.
    • Previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment would be an advantage for this role

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Machinist, then please apply now!

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  • Cutter / Sewer - Preston (England)

    Cutter / Sewer

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £10.00 per hour

    Hours: 38 hrs per week

    Job type: Permanent, Full-time

    Our client currently have an opportunity for an experienced cutter/sewer with an accurate and methodical approach to work to join their Alterations Team within the Re-upholstery Department.

    Responsibilities of the Cutter / Sewer:

    Duties will include the general cutting and sewing of alteration work as well as work on small orders.

    Requirements of the Cutter / Sewer:

    • Previous experience of working within a manufacturing environment would be an advantage for this role.
    • You will be pro-active, able to work on your own initiative and a good communicator, liaising with other production managers
    • It is important that you are flexible in your approach to work.

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Cutter / Sewer, then please apply now!

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, 20th September 2019

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  • Loose Cover Makers - Preston (England)

    Loose Cover Makers

    Location: Preston

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours: 38 hours per week

    Job type: Full Time

    Our client has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over half a century and with the continued development of their furniture re-upholstery service, they are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer. They are a successful, British, family run company employing approximately 320 people at their Head Office in Preston.

    Due to the expansion of their loose cover business, they have an opportunity for experienced loose cover makers to join their team. If you have the relevant experience and the desire to play a part in this exciting new plan, they would love to hear from you.

    Requirements of the Loose Cover Makers:

    • Loose cover making experience
    • Ability to organise workload and forward plan
    • Flexibility in terms of work responsibilities
    • Team focused
    • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

    If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Loose Cover Makers, then please apply now!

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Plumbs have been established for over 50 years and specialise in producing quality Made-to-Measure Loose Furniture Covers, Curtains and Reupholstery.
Brookhouse Mill, Old Lancaster Ln, Preston PR1 7PZ
Tel: 01772 838 301

Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews
Plumbs is rated 4.4 stars by Feefo.co.uk based on 3767 reviews