Development Trainer

Hours: Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 16:30 and Friday 07:00 to 14:30.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Melksham

Job Type: Permanent

G Plan has become a benchmark for quality British design.  As we enter an exciting new phase of brand evolution, we are building a dynamic and market-leading Design and Development team, to help drive business growth.

Our purpose-built Wiltshire head office and manufacturing facility offer an incredible platform, where knowledge is shared amongst a team of industry experts.  Here you will work alongside your manufacturing and commercial colleagues to develop the next phase of G Plan product innovation.

Within this varied role, you’ll take responsibility for training to ensure the smooth transition from development into production for new model launches through the.: –

  • Provision of support, training and documentation for all new model introductions.
  • Accuracy of all documentation including bill of materials sign off prior to introduction.
  • Monitoring of manufacturing processes to ensure that product is upholstered to the agreed standards.
  • Attendance at relevant new product introduction review meetings
  • Investigation of any issues prior to handover to production.
  • Approval of upholstery methods created by development.
  • Liaison with the quality department regarding quality issues to facilitate solutions.
  • Monitoring of workmanship standards through regular observations, data analysis and audit results.
  • Championing of the model improvement process, suggesting correction actions with regards to products or processes.
  • Management of appropriate upholstery training records.


Applicants will possess the following key skills: –

  • Experienced upholsterer within the furniture industry.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work within a team or work independently.
  • Innovative thinking.
  • A passion for continuous improvement.


Applications are invited in writing to Sarah Edwards, HR Manager, [email protected]

Apply now