Footwear Apprenticeship - Cobbs Lane



THE GIG

A fantastic opportunity to work alongside the production team at our famous Cobbs Lane Factory! You will learn the footwear production process from start to finish and, upon successful completion, you will achieve an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Footwear.
This will be a paid 12 month placement starting September 2018

THE STUFF THAT SETS YOU APART

The Technical Certificate and NVQ are made up of the following modules:

·The history of footwear and the Dr Martens brand!

·Health and Safety practices: Current legislation, rights & responsibilities, manual handling and COSHH and RIDDOR

·Working relationships within the team, code of conduct and communication methods

·Quality: About Company standards, methods of improvement and monitoring systems

·Upper shoe production: Foot measurement, size scales and comparison, lasts types, functions & features, design, pattern cutting, clicking & closing

·Lasting, Making and Shoe room constructions and processes

·Materials used and their uses: Adhesives, components, upper & bottom materials

YOUR FUNDAMENTAL QUALITIES

At the end of the programme you will achieve an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Footwear and will be qualified to work as a Footwear Operative in our factory specialising in either of the below…

  • Clicking: Learning how to operate the cutting machinery to specified quality standards and creating the least amount of wastage of skins.
  • Closing: You will gain a knowledge of welted construction and learn how to use various machine. Stitching together the upper part of the shoe and putting in eyelets
  • Lasting: Toe lasting, Back part moulding, Upper trimming side lasting, Inseam trimming, Welt sewing, Heat sealing, Edge trimming and Last slipping
  • Shoe room: All footwear is cleaned, boxed and well presented before dispatch. All footwear is checked throughout the manufacturing process for quality issues and errors resulting from each operation.

YOUR FUNDAMENTAL QUALITIES

It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens. It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals - INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS.They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it. To be our Footwear Production Apprentice you will also possess these qualities:

·You will have attention to detail and the ability to communicate with other colleagues and management

·English and Maths at Grade D GCSE (or equivalent) or above

·An eagerness to learn and a passion for the Dr Martens brand


Find out more about working for Dr Martens in our Candidate Pack.

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