Launch of Apprenticeships in Manufacturing

14th Feb 2022

On the 8th February, the Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart MP announced the launch of a new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector. FIESTA is one of the nine manufacturing… Read more

FIESTA supports National Apprenticeship Week

26th Jan 2022

UK furnishing and interiors companies looking to build and develop their workforce in 2022 are being urged by the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) to take a serious look at apprenticeships this National Apprenticeship Week (7-13… Read more

Huge initiative to address KBB skills crisis unveiled by BiKBBI

2nd Nov 2021

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) is to offer installers easy and affordable access to apprentices with a ground-breaking employer package for the new Apprenticeship programme. The KBB Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship programme is set to provide… Read more

BFM Case Study – Whitemeadow

23rd Jul 2021

BFM member company Whitemeadow Furniture is committed to address the skills gap in the upholstery industry – and has launched a new online Careers Hub as part of that approach. The Careers Hub is aimed at educating and attracting young… Read more

Q&A John Richardson, Production Director of EE Smith

10th Mar 2021

BCFA member EE Smith recently agreed to answer our questions about their thriving apprenticeship scheme and how they have placed training at the heart of their business. Design Insider met with John Richardson, Production Director of EE Smith to find out more…. Read more