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18th January 2019
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Elis Furniture awards further apprentices
Cabinet makers of Ellis Furniture Patrick Madigan and Jake Sykes, both 18, have successfully completed their apprenticeship levels 1 and 2 in Wood Machining, which focused on the specialist machinery side of furniture making.
The pair will now become full-time employees at the design led company, as they work towards gaining their level 3, on which they will continue to undertake numerous projects which start with initial ideas and then fully develop into pieces of contemporary furniture.
In conjunction with Leeds College of Building - the UK's only specialist construction college - Ellis Furniture employs three apprentices every year and has seen over 50 of its employees, over four generations join the company through the scheme.
Ellis Furniture director Richard Ellis comments: "It is always wonderful to see our apprentices do so well, and with over a quarter of our workforce starting out as apprentices; their success demonstrates that they are as passionate about furniture making as we are. We truly value the role our apprentices play in the continued success of our business."
The Huddersfield-based company has awarded Patrick and Jake with fifty pounds worth of high street vouchers to spend and wish the pair every success in their careers at Ellis Furniture.
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