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

  • 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: Friday, 2nd October 2020

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  • Cutter - Upholstery - Preston (England)

    Cutter – Upholstery

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £9.50 per hour

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, 7:55am to 4:55am Monday-Thursday, 7:55am to 11:55am Friday

    About the Company:

    We are currently interested to hear from experienced Cutters to take up an opportunity within our Upholstery Department.

    Cutter – Upholstery Requirements:

    We are looking for a well-organised, enthusiastic individual with a good eye for detail.

    Flexibility in your approach to work is also essential in this position as you may be involved in varied tasks throughout the department.

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

    Closing Date: Friday, 2nd October 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: Friday, 2nd October 2020

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  • Sewer - Curtain Department - Preston (England)

    Sewer – Curtain Department

    Location: Preston

    Salary: £8.72 per hour

    Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, Monday – Friday

    About the Company:

    We are looking for an experienced sewer, with an accurate and methodical approach to their work to work within our Curtain Department.

    The Sewer Role:

    Your duties will include general sewing of curtains, scatters, tie-backs, pelmets and other associated tasks.

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

    Closing Date: Friday, 2nd October 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