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APPRENTICESHIPS AT SIMON TAYLOR FURNITURE

Since 1985, Simon Taylor Furniture has always run apprenticeship schemes for young people who are keen to work in the furniture sector. Since 2021, we have partnered with Rycotewood College, in Thame, a renowned centre of excellence delivering vocational training for people who want careers in furniture design and making.

Working with Rycotewood, we have created apprenticeship schemes that offer part work-based and part academic training modules that achieve a genuine qualification at the end of the course.

If you are interested in earning while you are learning, then find out more about an apprenticeship at Simon Taylor Furniture.

Are you our next apprentice?

REGISTER FOR OUR OPEN DAY

Saturday 20th April 2024
10am to 2pm

For the second year running we are opening our showroom and cabinet workshop to invite local teenagers of school-leaving age and their parents or guardians to visit us to find out more about becoming an apprentice at Simon Taylor Furniture.

We are looking to recruit two apprentices to start with us in June and to start academic modules at Rycotewood Furniture Centre in September.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO LORENZO DELL’ AQUILA

Lorenzo dell’ Aquila joined Simon Taylor Furniture in 2021 as the first recruit on our Level 2 Furniture Manufacturing apprenticeship in association with Rycotewood. In 2023, he passed the course with a Distinction and in January this year, he received his certificate from Josh Hudson (pictured left), furniture lead at Rycotewood and from managing director, Simon Taylor, who is pictured here holding his KBBFocus Award for Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year 2023.

Many congratulations to Lorenzo, who continues with us on a Level 3 Furniture Manufacturer apprenticeship.

SIMON TAYLOR AT THE BIKBBI CONFERENCE 2024

Managing director, Simon Taylor was invited to be part of a panel of industry experts to discuss the subject of apprenticeships in the installation industry at the BiKBBi Conference, held at the Queen Elizabth Conference Centre in Westminster, on 6th February 2024.

He suggested a new way to incentivise businesses to recruit apprentices by applying a reduction to Corporation Tax, which was positively received by members of the industry.

WINNER OF APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME OF THE YEAR 2023

Simon Taylor Furniture was the recipient of Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year 2023 at the annual KBBFocus Awards, held at The Brewery in the City of London on 30th November 2023. Simon and Deborah Taylor are pictured (centre) with Darren Summerfield, publisher, and Emma Hedges, editor of KBBFocus together with award sponsor, Anthony Thompson, managing director of Lecico Bathrooms, with awards host, stand-up comedian, Daliso Chaponda.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2023

Managing director, Simon Taylor, was the recipient of the David Caulfield Outstanding Achievement to the Industry Award at the BKU Awards held at the Royal Lancaster in London.  Receiving his award from Uwe Hannecke, chairman of the KBSA, he was commended for his work in the continued promotion of apprenticeships. In his speech, he thanked his team and his family, many of whom were at the event.