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

  • HR & Payroll Assistant - Preston (England)

    This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a small team within our family owned, award winning, manufacturing company based in Preston! This position could be part time or full time depending on experience. There are lots of benefits working at Plumbs including;

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays (pro rata if part-time)
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite free parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen
    • Organised social activities
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    This role is office based and the hours are negotiable to suit the right candidate.

    Plumbs has been designing and producing quality made-to-measure furniture covers and curtains for over 60 years and with the continued development of our furniture re-upholstery service, we are now firmly established as the UK’s leading re-upholsterer.

    Due to the business diversification and growth, we are recruiting for a HR & Payroll Assistant reporting directly to the HR & Payroll Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting across a wide range of administration duties.

    You HR & Payroll Assistant role will include assistance and/or responsibility with the following tasks:

    • Recruitment process
    • Inductions
    • End to end processing of employees - new starters through to leavers
    • Organising Company events
    • Collating information for board reports
    • Processing weekly payroll
    • Resolving payroll queries
    • Knowledge of SAGE 50 Payroll is desirable but not essential
    • Other ad hoc duties as required

    Experience & qualities required for the HR & Payroll Assistant Role

    • Bags of initiative and 'can do' attitude!
    • 1+ years working in a busy HR or Payroll department
    • Integrity and confidentiality essential
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written
    • Experience working to deadlines
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

    If you feel you are suitable for the HR & Payroll Assistant position, please apply now.

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  • Customer Service Clerk - Preston (England)

    We are currently looking for a Customer Service Clerk to join our busy team in Preston.

    Contract Type: 9 Month FTC – Maternity Cover)

    Hours:  8.30am-5pm Monday – Thursday

                  8.30am-1.15pm Friday

                  36.75 hours per week

    Salary: £9.50 per hour – advancing to 9.85per hour when fully trained.

    Job description:

    Managing volumes of order’s that are manufactured at our Preston based factory, you will provide an end-to-end support service for our customers, sales agents, and production staff.

    Customer Service Clerk Duties:

    • Facilitate an allocated volume of Preston assigned orders through the production process, updating customers, liaising with sales agents and internal production staff.
    • Customer fabric sample and furniture collection confirmations.
    • Production update chasing.
    • Sales agent field support.
    • Resolution/Escalation of all pre- and post-delivery customer queries for Preston Manufactured orders. Providing excellent customer service via telephone, email, and written communication you will ensure that all queries are accurately detailed, handled and resolved within a timely manner and ensure appropriate escalation to management where necessary. 

    Customer Service Clerk Requirements:

    • Administration.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Strong organisational skill.
    • Good experience of Microsoft Office functions.
    • A friendly, positive person that enjoys working as part of a team but can also work well from own initiative.
    • Full training and support will be provided.

    Customer Service Clerk Benefits:

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen
    • Organised social activities
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    If you think that you are suitable for this Customer Service Clerk role, please apply now!

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  • Lectra Computer - Preston (England)

    Currently, we have an amazing opportunity for someone who enjoys computer programme-based work in our Drawing Office department.


    Contract Type:
    Permanent, Full-time position

    Hours: 38 hours per week

    Lectra Computer Operative Requirements:

    • We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic individual with a good eye for detail to digitalise orders and patterns.
    • Will need to be confident using and navigating Windows and other computer programmes.
    • Ideally, would have experience using Lectra system but not essential as training can be provided
    • Experience working in a textile industry would be advantageous
    • Must be able to work without close supervision and able to communicate well in a team environment.

    Lectra Computer Operative Benefits:

    • 24 days holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen
    • Organised social activities
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    Closing date for applications: Friday, 27th May 2022

    If you think that you are suitable for this Lectra Computer Operative role, please apply now!

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  • Upholsterer - Southampton (England)

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work permanently, full time for a unique family run business within our Re-Upholstery Department in Southampton!

    We would like to hear from applicants who have previous experience and knowledge of working with different upholstery types, including:

    • Recliners
    • Modern Domestic
    • Traditional
    • Leather
    • Deep Buttoning

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Hours: Full-time,38 hours per week

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • An excellent eye for detail to ensure high quality standards are maintained
    • Able to work without close supervision

    Upholsterer Benefits:

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Free onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    If you think that you are suitable for this Upholsterer role, please apply now!

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  • Upholsterer - Preston (England)

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work permanently, full time for a unique family run business within our Re-Upholstery Department in Preston!

    We would like to hear from applicants who have previous experience and knowledge of working with different upholstery types, including:

    • Recliners
    • Modern Domestic
    • Traditional
    • Leather
    • Deep Buttoning

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Hours: Full-time,38 hours per week

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • An excellent eye for detail to ensure high quality standards are maintained
    • Able to work without close supervision

    Upholsterer Benefits:

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Secure onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Onsite subsidised canteen
    • Organised social activities
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    If you think that you are suitable for this Upholsterer role, please apply now!

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  • Upholsterer - Dover (England)

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work permanently, full time for a unique family run business within our Re-Upholstery Department in Dover!

    We would like to hear from applicants who have previous experience and knowledge of working with different upholstery types, including:

    • Recliners
    • Modern Domestic
    • Traditional
    • Leather
    • Deep Buttoning

    Contract Type: Permanent

    Hours: Full-time,38 hours per week

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • An excellent eye for detail to ensure high quality standards are maintained
    • Able to work without close supervision

    Upholsterer Benefits:

    • 24 day holiday + bank holidays
    • Early finish on Friday
    • Free onsite parking
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Company Sick Pay Scheme
    • Life assurance
    • Annual bonus for First Aiders
    • Long service awards
    • Free eye tests for VDU users

    If you think that you are suitable for this Upholsterer role, please apply now!

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  • Curtain Sewing Machinist - Preston (England)

    Currently, We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced sewer to join their Curtains Department!

    Plumbs is looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational skills, along with good attention to detail. You will be pro-active, able to work on your own initiative and must be flexible in your approach to work.

    Sewing Machinist Duties:

    Main Duties will include the general sewing of work to support the manufacturing process.

    Sewing Machinist Requirements:

    • Experience of operating a range of industrial machines.
    • Experienced of ‘Lock Stitch Single Needle’.
    • Experienced of ‘Overlock’
    • Operating Pinch Pleat Machines (Auto & Manual)

    If you think that you are suitable for this Sewing Machinist role, 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