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

  • Furniture Fabric Pattern Maker - Redhill (England)

    Furniture Fabric Pattern Maker

    Location: Redhill

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work: 39 hours per week

    About the Company:

    If you are looking for the support of a national company and the security of working with an industry leader with over 50 years of trading, this opportunity could be the one for you.

    We are looking to train selected individuals to become Furniture Fabric Pattern Makers, whose job it would be to make furniture templates for our expert team of loose cover makers to turn into beautiful furniture covers. Loose covers may not be an industry that you know a lot about, but we can change all of that. So long as you are willing to travel, can take accurate measurements, can record information and you are willing how to learn a methodical templating system, we would love to hear from you.

    The following areas that you will be covering are: North London, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Bedfordshire.

    This is a full time permanent position within an exciting and fast growing part of the Plumbs business. This is a full-time (39 hours per week) position. 

    Furniture Fabric Pattern Maker Requirements:

    • A full, clean UK driving license
    • The ability to drive up to 2 hours between customers, set within a geographical area
    • Like working with your hands, with attention to detail
    • Good customer service skills.
    • No furniture templating experience is needed, as full training will be provided
    • Upholstery, loose cover making or tailoring experience (Advantageous)

    Furniture Fabric Pattern Maker Benefits:

    • We provide you with the training, enabling you to know the job inside out
    • We provide a company vehicle
    • We provide you with all the tools and equipment needed for the role
    • We provide you with a phone.
    • Holiday: 24 days per year, Plus Bank Holidays
    • Pension: Available

    If you think that you are suitable for this Furniture Fabric Pattern Maker role, please apply now!

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  • Upholstery Sewing Machinist - Totton (England)

    Upholstery Sewing Machinist

    Location: Totton, near Southampton

    Salary: Competitive                             

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (early finish Friday)                                        

    We currently have opportunities for experienced upholstery sewing machinists to join the Reupholstery Department at our new manufacturing facility in Totton, near Southampton.

    Your duties will include general sewing of upholstery carcases/cushion covers/ barriers and other associated tasks.

    Upholstery Sewing Machinist Requirements:

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational skills, along with good attention to detail.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Upholstery Sewing Machinist role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 4th December 2020

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  • Upholsterer - Totton (England)

    Upholsterer

    Location: Totton, near Southampton

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    Multiple Positions available

    We currently have a unique opportunity for enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterers to work within our Re-Upholstery Department based at our new manufacturing facility in Totton near Southampton.

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • Previous experience and knowledge of working with different upholstery types, including:
      • Recliners
      • Modern Domestic
      • Traditional
      • Deep Buttoning
      • The ability to cut and sew would be a distinct advantage.
      • You must have a flexible attitude to work, with an excellent eye for detail and quality focus and be able to work without close supervision.

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

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 4th December 2020

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  • Upholstery Stripper - Totton (England)

    Upholstery Stripper

    Location: Totton

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (early finish Friday)                                        

    We currently have an opportunity for an Upholstery Stripper to join our team, working within our busy upholstery department at our new manufacturing facility in Totton, near Southampton.

    Upholstery Stripper Requirements:

    The successful applicant will play a key role in the front end of the product process and will also be involved in other general tasks within the department.

    You will need to be conscientious, well-organised with the ability to work alone as well as part of the overall team. You will be required to be flexible in your approach to work.

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

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday 4th December 2020

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  • Delivery / Collection Drivers - Totton (England)

    Delivery / Collection Drivers

    Location: Totton

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    We are currently looking for enthusiastic, positive individuals with a flexible attitude to work for our new Upholstery manufacturing facility at Totton near Southampton. The role involves making multiple furniture collections and deliveries to our residential customers throughout the South/South East.

    Delivery / Collection Drivers Requirements:

    • An enthusiastic and energised attitude
    • A passion for delivering excellent customer service
    • Enjoy working as part of a team
    • Ability to work with and without direct supervision
    • Well organised and structured approach to your work
    • Flexibility in terms of hours of work
    • A valid driving license (Essential)
    • Experience in collecting and delivering upholstered furniture (Advantageous)
    • Dual man operation experience / Manual Handling experience (Advantageous)
    • Experience of driving a Maximover/Luton type vehicle (Desirable)

    A down to earth attitude, friendly approach and a desire to help others is essential to this position as is the ability to move upholstered furniture to and from customers’ homes safely and efficiently.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Delivery / Collection Driver role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for applications is Friday 4th December 2020

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  • Upholstery Stripper - Preston (England)

    Upholstery Stripper

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (early finish Friday)                                        

    About the Company:

    We currently have an opportunity for an Upholstery Stripper to Join our team, working within our busy upholstery department.

    The Successful applicant will play a key role in the front end of the Product Process and will also be involved in other general tasks within the department.

    Upholstery Stripper Requirements:

    • Conscientious
    • Well-organised
    • Ability to work alone as well as part of the overall team
    • You will be required to be flexible in your approach to work

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

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 27th November 2020

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  • Loose Cover Makers - Preston (England)

    Loose Cover Maker

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: Full-Time 38 Hours     

    About the Company:                                                

    Due to a significant uplift within our Traditional business, we are looking to recruit a Loose Cover Makers to join our team.  We would be interested to hear from those with relevant experience who would like to be considered for this opportunity.

    Loose Cover Maker Requirements:

    • 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 think that you are suitable for this Loose Cover Maker role, please apply now!

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 27th November 2020

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  • Machinist - Traditional Products - Preston (England)

    Machinist - Traditional Products                                    

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (early finish Friday)                                        

    About the Company:

    We currently have an opportunity for an experienced sewer to join our Traditional Products Department.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational skills, along with good attention to detail.

    Your duties will include general sewing of cushion covers/ barriers and other associated tasks.

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

    Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 27th November 2020

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  • Loose Cover Maker / Sewers - Preston (England)

    Loose Cover Maker / Sewers

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work: Full-Time

    About the Company:                                                               

    Due to a significant uplift within our Traditional business, we are looking to recruit Loose Cover Makers/Sewers to join our team.  We would be interested to hear from those with relevant experience who would like to be considered for this opportunity.

    Loose Cover Maker / Sewers Requirements:

    • 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 think that you are suitable for this Loose Cover Maker / Sewers role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: 27th November 2020

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  • Upholsterer - Preston (England)

    Upholsterer

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £10.50 per hour 

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    We currently have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic, fully experienced Upholsterer to work within our Re-Upholstery Department.

    Upholsterer Requirements:

    • 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
    • You must have a flexible attitude to work
    • Excellent eye for detail and quality focus
    • Be able to work without close supervision

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

    Closing Date: 27th November 2020

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  • Delivery / Collection Driver - Preston (England)

    Delivery / Collection Driver

    Location: Preston, PR1 7PZ

    Salary: Competitive

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week

    About the Company:

    We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, positive individual with a flexible attitude to work to join our busy transport department as a Driver. Your role will be to make multiple furniture collections and deliveries to our residential customers Nationwide.

    Delivery / Collection Driver Requirements:

    • An enthusiastic and energised attitude
    • A passion for delivering excellent customer service
    • Enjoy working as part of a team
    • Ability to work with and without direct supervision
    • Well organised and structured approach to your work
    • Flexibility in terms of hours of work with the requirement for overnight stays
    • A valid C1+E Driving licence
    • Digital Tachograph Card
    • Experience in collections and deliveries Nationwide
    • Dual man operation experience / Manual Handling experience/certificate
    • Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Card
    • A down to earth attitude, friendly approach and a desire to help others is essential to this position
    • Driving mainly a modern 7.5 tonne dual sleeper cab or 7.5 tonne day cab this role will include overnight stays and holiday cover, so flexibility is a must.

    If you think that you are suitable for this Delivery / Collection Driver role, please apply now!

    Closing Date: Friday, 13th November 2020

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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