New apprentices start at Scunthorpe furniture maker Lebus

09:56, Thursday, 26th September 2019

Eleven new apprentices have started training for their Intermediate Apprenticeship level 2 in modern upholstery at Scunthorpe-based Lebus Upholstery.

One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the UK, Lebus had 48 local young people apply for the apprenticeship opportunities when they launched the new positions in June this year.

The 11 successful candidates are all between 16 and 19 year olds, from Scunthorpe. They’ll join the company’s 500 strong workforce at their site off Brigg Road in the town.

Each new apprentice is guaranteed a position within the company once they’ve successfully finished their training.

John Brewster, Operations Director at Lebus, said:

“Lebus are committed to providing employment in the Scunthorpe area. Our apprenticeship plan started in January and we are delighted with the response, and the support we have had from the Economic Growth team at the council, and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

“The apprenticeship we provide will be detailed and thorough, culminating in a nationally recognised qualification. We look forward to seeing our 11 new apprentices succeed with us.”

As well as the training and specialist skills they’ll need to be successful in their new positions, the new apprentices are also having their lunches part-funded by Lebus. 

North Lincolnshire Council’s Economic Growth team support Lebus Upholstery to plug their skills gap and find this next generation of the workforce. If you would like support to grow your business in North Lincolnshire, contact the team on businessinfo@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297000.

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’re pleased to see that after working with Lebus, they now have 11 enthusiastic new recruits.

“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. Visit www.lebus.co.uk.