Apprentice Cabinet Maker - Harrison Collier - REF: K016

Established by Simon Harrison in 1990, Harrison Collier operates from modern premises in Prescot, incorporating a workshop and showroom. HC specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke interior fitted furniture to clients based in and around the North West of England. The company has an excellent reputation for quality and customer service. For the right candidate, this will lead to a permanent position.

Key responsibilities to be successful in your application:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Cabinet Making
  • Setting up and using equipment and hand tools
  • Cut and shape wood components
  • Unit assembly
  • Finishing units by sanding
  • Maintaining a safe, secure and clean environment
  • Various factory duties including deliveries and maintenance
  • Loading and unloading furniture with some site installation work

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted GCSE grade A-D/9-3 in Maths and English
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to perform manual tasks and be safety conscious
  • Ability to carry out basic mathematical calculations
  • Work at high level of accuracy
  • Be able to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Capability of understanding written instructions

Location: Prescot
Contracted hours: 40
Hourly rate of pay: To be confirmed 

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11 July 2019

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  • Research the employer offering the job. Find out what they do and what the job involves.
  • Show the employer you understand their business by referring to them in your application, for example: "I am interested in developing skills in building maintenance and noticed you were successful in winning a large contract to maintain houses for a large housing association."
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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’