FIESTA Partnership

Trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industry have unified to create a unified new approach to learning and skills; the Furniture and Interiors Education and Training Alliance (FIESTA). The purpose of FIESTA is to reduce the current skills gap and to ensure learning and development is key to all furniture and furnishings businesses.

This unique partnership approach will unite the sector, bringing together professional and trade bodies with employers and training providers and enabling apprentices to achieve their full potential.

FIESTA – which was formed to connect and inspire furniture and interiors businesses and provide solutions to address education and training issues in the sector – sees this focus on partnership working as a key way of creating a common purpose. It recognises the importance of a continued dialogue across the sector especially during the current period of economic uncertainty coupled with the many changes taking place across apprenticeship standards.

As part of the strategic partnership between the two organisations, Achieve+Partners is working with FIESTA on the review and development of nine level 2 apprenticeship standards and also the creation of a new degree level apprenticeship in domestic furniture design. This strategic approach continues FIESTA’s work towards driving skills development and offering attractive and flexible pathways for people of all ages to join and thrive within the industry.

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We are delighted that we’ll be working closely with Achieve+Partners in the delivery, promotion and development of the Fitted Furniture Apprenticeship.

Damian Walters

Chief Executive, BIKBBI

We are fully committed to working with Achieve+Partners on the Level 3 apprenticeship Fitted Furniture Technician.

Craig Matson


Our partnership with Achieve+Partners will help us to further unite the sector and provide education and training solutions to really meet the ever-evolving needs of the employers and continue to attract much needed talent to the industry.

Gary Baker


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