Why Pursue a Career in the Furniture and Interiors Sector?
The British Furniture and Interiors sector employs over 250,000 people in over 8,000 companies. The international success of these companies is based on their highly skilled workforces in roles including manufacturing, design, supply chain logistics and sales and marketing.
Working in the furniture and interiors sector isn’t just another job, it’s a career with great potential. Working with high-technology equipment, being a part of an important industry, and entering into your field with opportunity instead of debt are a few benefits of choosing this sector. Value to the economy and value to people are the cornerstones of a manufacturing career.
As our sector continues to evolve there will be a need for more employees. Thousands of jobs will be available in the upcoming years and a tech-savvy workforce needs to be there to fill the gap. Our manufacturers offer competitive pay and benefits and there are limitless opportunities to grow professionally. The furniture and interiors industry is undergoing a transformation and now is the time to explore what the industry has to offer.
Apprenticeships and Skills Training Opportunities
To support the development of our future workforce the sector is developing a range of new Trailblazer Apprenticeships that will ensure that our companies are able to develop and train their workforces to the highest level.
The Furniture Makers Company operate a course search facility. Click here (http://www.furnituremakers.org.uk/course-directory/) to look for different types of learning opportunities. All providers are contracted with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) or the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and include colleges, training providers and local education authorities.