BFM is urging all furniture manufacturers to commit to assisting with the review of the level 2 Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standards.

Apprenticeships at Risk- Call to Action

BFM is urging all furniture manufacturers to commit to assisting with the review of the level 2 Manufacturer Apprenticeship Standards.

The review will see eight new level 2 apprenticeships proposed for development including furniture manufacturer, bed manufacturer, modern upholsterer, furniture finisher, fitted furniture installer, modern furniture service repairer, furniture restorer and wood machinist.

Employers need to support this development, if there are not enough employers willing to step forward these apprenticeships are at risk of being lost. This means losing the mechanisms to attract new recruits to the industry.

Employers are required to join the trailblazer groups, where you will attend meetings to input on what is required for a competent person for the occupation. You don’t have to commit to anything other than contributing to the group.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education have produced a video (4 minutes) which explains the process in more detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbNjRavTrwE&feature=youtu.be

BFM members signed up so far are……

Aland Cooper Cabinet Maker
Long Eaton Craft & Design Company
Buoyant Upholstery
Whitemeadow Furniture
Cavensish Upholstery

If you want to sign up, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.