Kickstart - Sewing Machinists

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Location: Newton Aycliffe, DL56UF
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000348275

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Meridian Upholstery

We are looking for an enthusiastic young person to join our team and learn an exciting, rewarding and satisfying trade, no previous skills are necessary, as full trading will be provided from the ground up.

We do require you to have the right attitude, willingness to learn and that you are aligned with our core values.

In return we will teach you a trade for life, and the opportunity to work for a fast growing ambitious company with excellent earning potential.

You will get the opportunity to work on projects for some of Britain’s and the worlds most prestigious companies.

To learn, and learn the Meridian way you will be taught the sewing process starting with prepping of fabrics, starting with the basic sewing requirements and following on the stages to hopefully developing you in to a competent upholstery sewing machinist and filling cushions, we will also teach you why we do it the way we do it and help you develop as a person to fully understand why we operate the way we do, in constant pursuit of improvement.

We are looking for people with the willingness to learn and open to learning new skills in the upholstery trade. However, if you do have Sewing skills these would be advantageous.

25 hours over the working period 8-5pm Monday to Friday

National Minimum Wage

Provided by Itec – skills training
Intermediary Provider

L1 Award Occupational Studies – delivered prior to the participant starting with you. We will provide practical knowledge & skills covering topics such as; C.V writing, interview skills, employer expectations, communication skills, teamwork, problem solving.

L2 Prevention & Control of Infection – delivered approximately halfway through the placement. This qualification will provide participants with an understanding of the causes of infection, control measures to prevent spread, hygiene and workplace practices.
Optionally, participants will be provided with a suite of short 30-minute self-study courses on topics such as; Mental Health Awareness, Solving Problems & Decision Making, Principles of Internet Safety, Planning & Allocating Work, Money Management, Manual Handling Safety at Work, Health & Safety in the Workplace, Food Safety Awareness, DSE Risk Assessments, COSHH Risk Assessment. We suggest that as further training needs are identified by either you, or our Placement Officer, participants are directed as appropriate.
In the factory they will learn work place behaviours in a live workplace environment

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