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Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship

Welsh Government
Fashion-Enter The Royal Welsh Warehouse, 17 Old Kerry Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1BJ
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
25 Jul 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Overall purpose of the job:
To stitch garments as instructed, working with the bundling process as well as the sampling process when required.

Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers are responsible for repairing factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as metal detecting systems, production machinery, and pressing equipment. Will expect you to be able to install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, service and move machinery.

Additional information

Key (Major) Responsibilities:
Stitch fabrics together to construct garments.
Be able to identify the correct machine settings required for different fabrics and styles.
Maintain an inventory of tools and supplies.
Resolve and amend faults and imperfections when required.
Be flexible to stitching different processes on a day-to-day basis.
Follow instructions given from supervisors and factory managers.
Carry out basic maintenance on your machine.
Maintain a clean and safe work area.
Inform supervisors immediately of any broken machinery and if required collect all parts in a safely manner (i.e needle parts).
Strive to maintain a ‘Right first time' record.

Other requirements

To contribute to Quality Control checks and packaging when required.

Wear protective clothing (i.e closed toe shoes) and have hair tied back at all times.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Read technical manuals to understand equipment and controls
• Disassemble machinery and equipment when there is a problem
• Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components
• Perform tests and run initial batches to make sure that the machine is running smoothly
• Adjust and calibrate equipment and machinery to optimal specifications
• Detect minor problems by performing basic diagnostic tests
• Clean and lubricate equipment or machinery
• Check the performance of machinery
• Test malfunctioning machinery to determine whether major repairs are needed
• Adjust equipment and reset or calibrate sensors and controls
• Install or repair machinery and equipment
• Adjust and align machine parts
• Replace defective parts of machinery as needed
• Take apart existing machinery to clear floor space for new machinery
• Move machinery and equipment
• Maintain machines in accordance with SMETA, Fast Forward and HSE audits
• Train staff to use all machines safely in accordance with Fashion Enter's Health and Safety Policy
• Undertake six monthly running maintenance checks and update service records attached to each machine
• Itemise all machines by serial number and add to asset register



- Punctuality skills
- Some communication skills
- Strong hand to eye coordination skills
for machine
- Good listening skills
- Strong effective team player

- Stitch ladies garments accurately
using an industrial machine
- Have experience of industrial stitching.
- Maintain quality levels while achieving
timings for the job, set by the factory

Follow instruction from our supervisors or the factory manager


Apprentices without English and mathematics at level 1 must achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics must take the tests for level 2 prior to taking their EPA. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. British Sign Language qualification is an alternative to English qualifications for those whom this is their primary language.


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Gower College Swansea

Level 2 Sewing Machinist Standard - Level 2 Certificate In Apparel, Footwear, Leather Or Textile Production (500/6576/2) - Level 2 Certificate In Manufacturing Sewn Products (500/5962/2)

About the employer

Fashion-Enter The Royal Welsh Warehouse,
17 Old Kerry Road,
Newtown, Powys,
SY16 1BJ

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

CV shortlisting, interview, trial


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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