Camira Fabrics Limited (iinouiio)

Business and Customer Service Administrator L2 Apprentice – Camira Fabrics Limited (iinouiio)

This is an amazing opportunity to learn and gain an accredited Apprenticehip whilst in paid employment. You will join an ambitious team at an exciting stage in their development with the potential to share in their success. The role is based upon developing and maintaining administration systems, but in a busy mill setting.

Reference number: VAC1000159790


Female students writing in a course book
Wage – £12,500 per annum
Duration – 15 months
Start date – 5th July 2023 or sooner
Posted – 08/05/2023

Working Week:

7.30am – 3:30pm, days to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

Examples of your tasks will include (but not limited to) administration duties such as:

  • Recording materials in bound and out bound
  • Stock control and leading on stock audits
  • Recording other data such as running times, water usage and residual waste from processing
  • Producing delivery notes and liaising with accounts on invoicing and financial performance
  • Maintaining records for management systems such as ISO 9001 (quality and ISO 40001 Environmental Management)
  • Liaising with shippers, suppliers and customers
  • Liaising across the Camira group
  • Posting on (iinouiio) social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube etc
  • Although you may be required to work at a number of sites, you will be mostly based within the ‘Camira Yarns’ site in Birkby, Huddersfield

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard.

Day release – 1 day per week in college.

You will complete an End Point Assessment this will involve the following:

  • Showcase/Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Practical Observation
  • Professional Discussion

Where an apprentice has not already achieved Level 1 English and Maths, they must do so before taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If successful, you will be joining the Camira Group, with a special focus on iinouiio. Together, they are leading the way with wool recycling for contract interior furnishings and transport fabrics in the UK. You would join this exciting collaboration during this early stage and could become the leading administration expert with iinouiio’s systems, in harmony with Camira’s own systems. As such, opportunities for promotion are likely to emerge as the iinouiio team grows and becomes increasingly important to Camira’s story and products.

Things to consider

You will have practical opportunity to learn and experience the secrets of this craft. You will be involved with the resurgence of an industry that revolutionised woollen manufacturing over two centuries ago, yet has more significance than ever in terms of protecting the world’s resources and, therefore, its environmental impact.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills
Administrative skills
Team working
Social media skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) essential

About the employer

Camira Fabrics Limited (iinouiio)

Bay Hall, Common Road, Birkby HD1 5EP
If you are interested in sustainability and the circular economy within textiles and fashion, including learning some of the traditional (almost) lost heritage techniques and skills in this 200-year-old craft, there is nowhere else in the UK to compare with iinouiio at Camira. In 2022, iinouiio joined forces with Camira Fabrics, installing their new mechanical textile recycling facility within Camira Yarns. This is the only facility of its kind in the UK. Camira Fabrics is a global business, employing over 600 people, producing fabrics ‘for spaces and places from offices to universities, hotels to hospitals, for buses to trains’. To add to many of Camira’s sustainability initiatives, in March 2022 Camira acquired 51% of IINOUIIO Ltd, including a new textile recycling facility, which was installed at Camira Yarns at Birkby, Huddersfield in August 2022. In February 2023, Camira launched a new range of fabrics (called ‘Revolution’) at the Stockholm Furniture Fair intended for the contract interior furnishings market. This new collection consists of Camira’s waste yarn recycled by iinouiio. Secondly, iinouiio helps other UK textile manufacturers to repurpose their wool and cashmere waste into beautiful new yarns and fabrics and, thirdly, we create our own range of iinouiio knitting yarns and woven fabrics. Finally, iinouiio offer the service of an R&D centre for mechanically recycling wool and cashmere.

Closing date: 30th June 2023