A Training Scheme for the Wool and Textile Industry
The pages of a training manual, aimed at school-leavers, describes the process of producing worsted yarn.
Lumb's actively sought to recruit school-leavers as apprentices.
Apprenticeships lasted several years, during which attendance at Huddersfield Technical College was required, fitted in to the working week.
Apprentices would aim to be "overlookers" or supervisors of one part of the process described in the booklet.
They would have a thorough and detailed knowledge of the machinery for which they were responsible, and be in charge of a number of workers,
who were mostly women.
Similarly, young people recruited into management were required to spend a great deal of time in their first years in the company on the shop-floor,
getting hands-on experience of the process. Miles Jessop MBE was put into wool sorting for three years as part of his management training.