Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Updated: Apprenticeship Opportunity: Train to become a SMART Saddle Maker!


Apprenticeship opportunity at saddlery workshop near Worksop, Derbyshire:

Level 2 Leather Craftsperson and/or Level 3 Bespoke Saddler 

£4.15 per hour / 36 hours per week

Ø  Level 2 = 15 months duration leading to full time, permanent employment

Ø  Level 3 = 24 months duration leading to full time, permanent employment

About the company

Established in 2006, Solution Saddles has developed the patented SMART saddle range to meet the needs of horses and riders across the UK and internationally. Each SMART saddle is carefully handcrafted out of premium leathers and materials by our small, friendly team of skilled saddle makers. Following a period of continued growth, Solution Saddles are looking to expand this team, offering a fantastic opportunity with excellent long-term prospects. In partnership with Haddon Training Ltd and The Saddlery Training Centre Ltd, the combination of on-the-job training and classroom-based learning will help you to develop a wide range of skills throughout your apprenticeship to become a bespoke saddle maker.

Key duties include:

·         using patterns to measure and cut pieces of leather
·         stitching pieces of leather by hand and machine
·         adding straps and fittings
·         staining leather
·         assessing different hides of leather for quality and suitability
·         cleaning finished products
·         minor repair work

Due to the rural location of our small workshop, it is essential that applicants have access to their own transport as there are no connections to public transport from our premises.

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

To apply:

Send your CV and covering letter to Applications close 24th January 2021. Immediate start.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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