Arts, Crafts and design
Average annual salary
£12,000 to £25,000
There are no set entry requirements.
You could take a college course in furnishings and furniture making and design, but this isn't essential.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) has more information on upholstery qualifications.
You'll pad and cover furniture, like chairs, bedheads and sofas.
Your job could involve:
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
38 to 42 hours per week
You'll usually work around 39 hours a week in a factory or workshop.
You'll set your own hours if self-employed.
As a self-employed upholsterer, you'll visit clients' homes to give estimates, and collect and deliver furniture.
The job can be physically demanding, involving lifting and carrying furniture.
You may not find this work suitable if you have certain allergies.
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