Trainee Textile & Upholstery Operative



Reporting to

Upholstery Manager

Our Values:

  • Aim to Amaze……Inspire Loyalty
  • FDA ……..Function, Design and AHA!
  • Passion for People
  • Collaborate to Innovate
  • Ambition with Humility
  • Acting Responsibly

The Role

We are looking for a Trainee Textile & Upholstery Operative to be trained in all aspects of Textile and Upholstery operations undertaken by Race Furniture. This includes Pattern Making, cutting and sewing and Upholstery techniques.

I create and own

  • The desire to learn both the traditional and innovative skills of high quality, bespoke, upholstery manufacture from a team of professional craftsmen.
  • Cultivate an understanding of textiles, sewing techniques, pattern design and upholstery methods required to achieve the desired levels of craftsmanship.
  • Develop skills to enable you achieve high quality standards of product manufacture whilst delivering at the required economic and efficiency levels.
  • To become an intrinsic member of the team and have the drive to progress within the department through future succession.

I drive the delivery of

  • High quality pattern cutting that utalises available material economically.
  • To provide accurate material utalisation calculations when costing new jobs.
  • High quality sewing to deliver the customers required finish.
  • To be able to upholster jobs in a cost effective, high quality fashion in various styles and techniques best suited to the job in hand.
  • To follow company Health and Safety, quality and social guidelines while going about your daily duties.

Required skills & experience

  • An interest in working with textiles and upholstery.
  • The ability to absorb information and put into practice the skills you will be taught
  • The capacity to grasp concepts easily
  • Attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Mathematical skills
  • A propensity to ask for information or guidance when unsure of an instruction.
  • A hunger for hard work
  • Good hand dexterity skills

How success is measured

  • Progression in proficiency of the skills learned
  • The ability to display this progression in practical attainment.
  • Integration into the team
  • Display and appreciation of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality.y.

To apply please email Emma Welch at with a copy of your most recent CV. No agencies please.