Apprenticeship Jobs with DFS

Service Manager Apprenticeship

Service Managers are fully qualified upholsterers and leather specialists and are the people that enable DFS to offer the 15 year guarantee on all products.

The upholstery trade is a specialist occupation that not many young people today consider.  As a Service Apprentice at DFS, you'll learn the skills of the trade from an expert.  You'll be mentored by one of our team, who will take you out to customers' homes, where you'll learn practical, hands-on techniques, including how to work with timber frames, mechanisms, leather and fabric etc

This is only one side of the role though.  How we communicate with our customers is also key, and during your apprenticeship you'll develop the very best customer service skills, ensuring you give a great service.  If you are hands-on, practical type person, and what to develop a trade for life, then join our DFS family today.

 

Retail Apprenticeship

As a Retail Apprentice at DFS, we'll help you develop the skills to become a successful Sales Professional.

Spending time on our showroom floors, you'll learn all about the products that we sell, understanding the different features and benefits of each so that you are able to advise our customers on the right products for them.  We pride ourselves on our customer service and have our own customer service philosophy, which you will be trained on to ensure you understand how to meet our customer's needs.  But it's not all about the selling!  Our aim is to guide our apprentices through the whole of our Retail Operation, spending time in each area to give you a full insight and understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

If you have the passion and positive attitude to serve our customers and would like to be a part of our DFS family, then look no further!

 

Manufacturing/Sewing Apprenticeship

As either a manufacturing or sewing apprentice you will enjoy a practical, interesting hands on role.  Having an eye for detail at all times ensuring the finished product is of a high standard.

Being creative, enjoying working with different fabrics and leathers, styles and design are all elements that will help you create interesting projects whilst training.

This apprenticeship will give you a skill for life!

 

Warehouse Apprenticeship

As a Warehouse Apprentice you will be taking your first step on a career in Supply Chain.

Our Supply Chain teams are a valuable part of our business, ensuring all of our furniture is handled with care to ensure delivery to our customers in perfect condition.

As a warehouse apprentice you will be based in one of our Customer Distribution Centres being trained by supply chain experts on all aspects of the inbound and outbound delivery processes.  You will be involved with high level of quality control checks, handling furniture correctly and will use bespoke computerised systems.

 

What makes our apprenticeships different

 
At DFS we believe in setting our apprentices up for life, and developing those all important life skills that help both inside and outside of work makes sure all of our apprentices build firm foundations for success.  That is why we have incorporated the Duke of Edinburgh Business Gold Award into all of our apprenticeships.  This award will help build goal setting, organisational, team work and leadership skills.

Here's what some of our apprentices have had to say about their journey

"This apprenticeship has really opened my eyes.  I have learnt so much and can't wait to carry on with my DFS journey"

"I enjoy meeting lots of new people - it's made me become much more confident person.  Every day on the job is different - it's never boring"

"I love working in the factory - I feel part of a family.  It's nice to know that the work I do really makes a difference"

"The Duke of Edinburgh is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development which is of the highest quality and widest reach"

If you are interested in taking the first steps within a great organisation and have the opportunity to build a long term career then please visit our live vacancy page, we open the apprenticeship scheme at various times throughout the year, if you would like to find out more please email caroline.gascoigne@dfs.co.uk





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