VACANCY: Trainee bootmaker

Job Vacancy: Trainee Bootmaker

The Job

Join a dynamic team of experienced bootmakers at Alt-Berg, a reputable footwear manufacturing business based in Richmond, North Yorkshire. With factories in Richmond and Northern Italy, we are known for our commitment to quality and precision in crafting boots for military, police, outdoor, and motorcycle enthusiasts.

The Company

Alt-Berg boasts a strong reputation for supplying footwear to various sectors. Our focus on quality and well-fitting boots has earned us a prominent place in the market. We operate through diverse channels, including contracts, B2B, and direct sales.

Job Description

We are expanding our team at the Richmond factory and are seeking individuals eager to learn and grow as bootmakers. Working alongside experienced professionals, you’ll contribute to the production of specialist boots for Military, Police, Motorcycle, and Walking. The role involves hands-on experience in various stages of the bootmaking process, including lasting, preparation, sewing, finishing, and dispatch.

The Person

We’re looking for someone with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn new skills, and excellent face-to-face and written communication abilities. Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask are crucial. While prior experience is not necessary, any background in a workshop or factory environment could be advantageous. The role requires working with hands, collaborating within a team, and the flexibility to work independently.

Training will be provided on the job, ensuring you acquire the skills needed to excel in bootmaking.

Hours of Work

37.5 hours a week spread over 5 days (details to be discussed).

Rate of Pay

Above the living wage.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter via email or post to Mr J M Sheehan at or Altberg, Unit 2b, Racecourse Rd, Gallowfields Ind Est, Richmond, N. Yorks, DL10 4TG.

Join Alt-Berg and become part of a team dedicated to crafting exceptional boots that stand the test of time. We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals into our growing family.