The Furniture Makers’ Company has launched its new early careers website, My Furniture Career, which offers the sector's businesses a specialist solution to their recruitment requirements. 

The website has been developed with Get My First Job and The Talent People – experts in in the early careers sphere. My Furniture Career is aimed at young people (15-24 years old) who are still choosing a career path, while signposting those looking for industry-specific training and connecting those seeking a job in the industry with employers. 

Its features include: a free jobs board; the option of creating a Featured Employer page; a directory comprising hundreds of established and recognised providers of educational courses and training programmes; and content catering to a young audience.

The Furniture Makers’ Company is embarking on a trade press advertising campaign to promote the new site to the industry, as well as a social media campaign to engage and attract young talent to the platform.

Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company, says: “As part of our mission to sustain a thriving British furnishing industry with a talented workforce, we have developed My Furniture Career to offers businesses a specialist, dedicated platform to promote and fill job vacancies as well as research suitable training from established providers to upskill their employees. We encourage businesses to utilise My Furniture Career as part of their recruitment strategy.” 

The Furniture Makers’ Company is working with industry trade associations (Commercial Interiors UK, the BFM, the FIESTA and the NBF), the Design and Technology Association, educational institutions as well as its own membership and network of Young Furniture Makers to promote the website. 

For more information, contact Rebecca Bertram-Smith, education and training manager at The Furniture Makers’ Company, on rebecca@furnituremakers.org.uk.