Bespoke Furniture Maker L3

Bespoke Furniture Maker L3

Bespoke Furniture Maker L3

EXPAND YOUR HORIZON - COMBINE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE with REAL-WORK ENVIRONMENTS

Producing and assembling bespoke pieces of furniture to meet individual customers’ requirements.

Occupation summary

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce and assemble bespoke pieces of furniture to meet individual customers’ requirements. This can cover pieces such as tables, chairs, cabinets, office furniture, kitchens and bedrooms.  Bespoke Furniture Makers work with and need to understand a variety of materials – including wood, metals, glass, plastics, fabric, finishes and other relevant materials. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with a range of colleagues including designers, production/manufacturing managers, quality technicians, production leaders and product developers. They will need to work closely with designers and installation teams. Bespoke Furniture Makers will work alone or within small teams with other makers and will be responsible for liaising with colleagues and suppliers and in some roles with customers. They tend to work in small craft workshops but can also work in larger factories.  The usually report to a senior colleague such as the managing director. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for interpreting and challenging designs and offering solutions, selecting appropriate materials, making the components and assembling pieces of furniture using machinery and hand production techniques.  Bespoke Furniture Makers also produce prototypes to bring designs to life, they will produce complex jigs and templates. They attend design meetings to contribute to designs regarding feasibility and costs. Bespoke Furniture Makers will also need to coach and mentor apprentices, trainees and other colleagues. Typical job titles Bespoke Furniture Maker, Furniture Maker, Cabinet Maker, Bespoke Furniture Manufacturer

OCCUPATION DUTIES

Duty
Duty 1 work safely at all times following relevant legislation and regulations ensuring self and others safety
Duty 2 interpret and challenge furniture designs and offer solutions to any issues or problems that may occur
Duty 3 select appropriate materials for bespoke furniture designs to be produced
Duty 4 develop work schedules to meet company objectives and bespoke furniture to be produced
Duty 5 make furniture components to meet specifications
Duty 6 set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment to make bespoke furniture
Duty 7 assemble furniture components to meet specifications
Duty 8 identify any quality issues with bespoke furniture and components produced
Duty 9 Finish furniture products to meet customer expectations
Duty 10 liaise with colleagues and other relevant people to achieve work objectives
Duty 11 Develop self and others

Duration

Minimum of 1 year, up to 2 years

Maths / English

Apprentices without appropriate English and Maths must achieve these before taking the end-point assessment

End Point Assessment

EPA is the final assessment for an apprentice to ensure that they can do the job they have been training for. EPA is separate to any qualifications or other assessment that the apprentice may undertake during the on‑programme stage of the apprenticeship.  These can include observation, test, portfolio review, professional discussion.  EPA is carried out by an independent organization from Didac

Delivery Location

National Delivery within the workplace

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Bristol,
BS5 8BB

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