Degree apprentices praise FoF

Future of Furniture has received backing from the UK’s largest independent supplier of cushion fillings, including a video highlighting three of its degree apprentices.

The BFM campaign shines a spotlight on sustainability and education in the sector.

‘The BFM’s Future of Furniture campaign is crucial to us. We believe there is a future for the furniture manufacturing sector in the UK. We’ve always offered an apprenticeship scheme and around five years ago we felt it was time to up our game, so we decided to offer a degree apprenticeship scheme,’ says Richard Prudhoe, Fibreline md.

‘We’re very keen to make sure our apprentices have the ability to study and be supported by colleagues and other apprentices within the business.’

The video, which is available on YouTube, features Jacob Martin, Amy Bell and Bradley Picken. ‘I think that being able to have the university degree is great, but having the experience on top of that really makes it worth doing,’ says Martin.

‘It’s definitely important that we get a pipeline of young talent coming into the industry and BFM’s Future of Furniture initiative is a great way to showcase what we do.’

‘Our Future of Furniture initiative is driving conversations about what the sector can do to attract new talent through education opportunities and how we can work towards a more sustainable future for our member businesses and the communities they serve. We’re delighted Fibreline is backing our campaign and demonstrating the ways in which the furniture industry can step up when it comes to education,’ says Phil Spademan, BFM md.

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