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(Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, with some flexibility required)
Company: Luxury Fibres Ltd
Location: Ladywell Mills, Hall Lane, Bradford BD4 7DF
Level/Salary Range: Competitive

Job Description
Reporting to the Quality Control Manager the apprentice will be required to work as part of a small team, in the sample room working on the job and learning with a structured learning programme, which includes attending training sessions as delivered by The Textile Centre of Excellence.

As part of this, you will learn about the different processes involved in the manufacture of textiles and will visit other companies for an all-rounded learning experience. You will work towards the Level 2 Textile Manufacturing Operative Standard. All with a view to progressing further within the business to our Fibres department or be part of the Sales team.
Duties to include:
Main Duties – On site
• Sending samples to our customers and agents
• Logging samples arriving from our suppliers to the database
• Collecting samples from the warehouse and mill
• Good housekeeping within the sample room
• Filing processing and sample sheets
• Preparing delivery samples for buyer inspection and testing
• Liaising with the laboratory to record test results on the computer system
• Replenishing samples in the sample boxes for permanent availability
• Logging and presenting trial data for R&D grants
Textile Centre of Excellence
• Understanding fibres, yarns and fabrics – fibre classification & fibre practical and testing
• Understanding textile processes (scouring, blending, carding, spinning, twisting & winding)
• Quality systems – standard of performance, measuring and analysing quality
• Understand textile processes (warping, weaving, mending, finishing and inspection)
• Understand textile processes (nonwoven, dyeing and finishing)
• Understand the environmental impact of textiles

Health & Safety
• Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment
• Comply with health and safety regulations
• Wear relevant personal protective equipment as required
Any other suitable tasks the business feels are appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Good written and spoken English
Educated to GCSE Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

PREFERRED SKILLS
Have good IT knowledge
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Good at multitasking and prioritising tasks
A team player
Reliable with good timekeeping

BENEFITS INCLUDE
Competitive salary
25 days holiday which plus recognised bank holidays
1 x Death in service
BUPA Health Cash Plan
Auto-enrolment pension scheme (if eligible)
Free on-site parking

(Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, with some flexibility required)
Company: Stanley Mills Weavers Ltd
Location:
Stanley Mills, Edward Street, Bradford, BD4 9RS
Level/Salary Range: Competitive

Job Description
To check and remove or mend the defects in the woven fabric, ensuring that only good quality fabrics are taken to the next step for further processing.

Duties to include:
Main Duties
To ensure the cloth is of high quality before next stage processing, as well as:
• Work as part of a team in a highly experienced mending department
• Check, remove or mend defects in the woven fabric

Health & Safety
• Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment
• Comply with health and safety regulations
• Wear relevant personal protective equipment as required
Any other suitable tasks the business feels are appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Good written and spoken English
Educated to GCSE Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

PREFERRED SKILLS
Mending experience essential
Keen eye for detail
Computer literacy essential
Strong communication skills
Able to remain calm under pressure
Able to work as part of a team

BENEFITS INCLUDE
22 Days Fixed Holiday, 3 Days Flexi plus recognized public holidays
Auto-enrolment of workplace pension
BUPA Healthcare Cash Plan

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