North Lincolnshire Council

Fifteen apprenticeship opportunities come up at Scunthorpe furniture maker

Business
12:10, Thursday, 11th July 2019

Young people in North Lincolnshire have until 31 July to apply for one of 15 new apprenticeship opportunities at Scunthorpe-based Lebus Upholstery.

One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the UK, Lebus currently employs nearly 500 people at their site off Brigg Road in the town.

The fifteen new apprenticeship places are open to 16 to 20 year olds, and the new recruits will start at the firm in September 2019.

Apprentices will work towards their Intermediate Apprenticeship level 2 in modern upholstery and are each guaranteed a position within the company, once they’ve finished their training.

Lebus Upholstery held an open day in June and around 30 prospective applicants came along to tour the site and find out more about the opportunities on offer. Young people who didn’t attend the open day are still welcome to apply.

John Brewster, Operations Director at Lebus, said:

“Lebus products are designed and manufactured to the highest possible standards.

“We want to develop local talent to help create our sofas that are in homes across the country.

“No previous experience is necessary for these positions, so with attractive pay rates, fully supported training, 32 days holiday and a meal allowance for apprentices, Lebus Upholstery is the place to start your career.”

If you would like support completing your application or honing your interview skills, you can get help from North Lincolnshire Council’s Action Station, based at Scunthorpe Central. You can contact the Action Station on action.station@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 296969.

You can find more information about the apprenticeships available at Lebus, and apply online.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council:

“Our Economic Growth team are keen to support local businesses looking to upskill their workforce or grow their operations. We’ve been working with Lebus to help them plug their skills gap and find the next generation of furniture-makers right here in North Lincolnshire.

“It is so promising to see businesses thriving in our area and recognising that North Lincolnshire has the space and job-ready workforce needed to support growth.”

Lebus Upholstery is based on Queensway Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RN.