The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, has launched its new early careers website – My Furniture Career, www.myfurniturecareer.org.uk – offering businesses a specialist solution to recruitment requirements.
The website, which launched in October, has been developed with Get My First Job and The Talent People – experts in in the early careers sphere. My Furniture Career is aimed at young people (15-24 years old) who are still choosing a career path, while signposting those looking for industry specific training and connecting those seeking a job in the industry with employers.
My Furniture Career’s comprehensive features include:
A free jobs board for industry to register and upload early career vacancies in minutes. All the posts uploaded will gain additional exposure on the Get My First Job website which receives 10,000 new registered users every month.
The option of creating a ‘Featured Employer’ page to shine a spotlight on an organisation and advertise their vacancies at a small cost.
A comprehensive directory connecting users to hundreds of established and recognised providers of educational courses and training programmes, including everything from short upholstery courses to advanced degrees in product design.
Regularly updated content catering to a young audience, motivating and informing them about the rewarding career prospects available within the furniture and furnishing industry.
As part of the My Furniture Career launch strategy, The Furniture Makers’ Company is embarking on a trade press advertising campaign to promote the new site to industry, as well as a dynamic social media campaign to engage and attract young talent to the platform, encouraging them to explore the website’s unique opportunities.
Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “As part of our mission to sustain a thriving British furnishing industry with a talented workforce, we have developed My Furniture Career to offers businesses a specialist, dedicated platform to promote and fill job vacancies as well as research suitable training from established providers to upskill their employees. We encourage businesses to utilise My Furniture Career as part of their recruitment strategy.”
The Furniture Makers’ Company is working closely with industry trade associations (Commercial Interiors UK, the British Furniture Manufacturers, the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance and the National Bed Federation), the Design and Technology Association, educational institutions as well as its own membership and network of Young Furniture Makers to promote the website.