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By Furniture News Mar 12, 2018

Webs – a one-stop shop for employers

Founded in 1968, Webs Furniture Training has a 50-year history of delivering apprenticeships and training across a range of furniture trade/business-related occupations, providing a one-stop shop for employers.

Based in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, Webs currently manages around 170 apprentices, who attend the centre on day release, block release, or through a combination of both, based on the needs of the 80 employers they work with.

With National Apprenticeship Week taking place from 5-9th this month, Webs feels that it is a good time to celebrate the successes of past apprentices – 95% of Webs’ training officers are past apprentices, who have worked in the furniture industry with employers such as Acclaim, Duresta, Permabond and Welbeck House, and as such have a wealth of industry experience to pass on. 

Indeed, many past apprentices have developed their careers to become senior managers or set up their own businesses, which are now taking in apprentices of their own.

Jason Scrivener, Welbeck Frames’ division manager, remembers starting his career at Welbeck and his apprenticeship with Webs in the early Nineties. Jason took a Wood Machining Apprenticeship, gained his Level 2 in the trade and enhanced his skills with a French polishing course. He worked on the tools for 10 years, applied for a supervisory role, and eventually became manager of the frames division 12 years ago. 

Jason now has 25 years’ service with the firm – which should reassure those interested in starting an apprenticeship today that they could have a long and promising career ahead of them.

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