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The fashion and textiles sector covers the fashion and textiles supply chain from the processing of raw materials to product manufacture, to wholesale and trading activities and after-sales servicing of products.

The sector has undergone enormous transformation in the UK and due to the increasingly competitive global market, UK businesses are focusing on niche activities including new product development, brand creation and development, creative design and low cost, small scale manufacturing of high added value and difficult to make products.

To retain its position of strength, the strong fashion and textile design and creativity of Brand UK has to be backed up with the technical and practical skills to produce both the fine crafted and innovative products and the brand collections and new season styles.

The Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship will prepare you with the technical and practical skills which the sector needs to be able to compete effectively. You will specialise in one of the five main areas - Apparel, Textiles, Footwear, Leather goods and Saddlery and the types of jobs you might be doing as an apprentice are below.


Job roles

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Textile Operative
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Linker
  • Knitter
  • Product Tester
  • Cloth Cutter
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Tape Sealer
  • Hand Presser
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Clothing Presser
  • Dressmaker
  • Clothing Sewing Machinist
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Leather Craftworker
  • Retail/Service Operative
  • Cutter
  • Pattern Cutter
  • Product Tester
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Leather Craftworker
  • Footwear Manufacturing Operative
  • Product Tester
  • Retail/Service Operative
  • Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Registered Trainee Saddler
  • Clothing Presser
  • Dry Cleaning Worker
  • Laundry Worker
  • Textiles Care Service Worker
  • Leather Tanner
  • Leather Trimmer/ Finisher

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Team Leader / Supervisor
  • Textile Dyeing Technician
  • Textile Technologist
  • Analytical Textile Technologist
  • Knitting Technician
  • Quality Supervisor (Spinning Mill)
  • Textile Colour Technologist
  • Textile Designer
  • Textile Machinery Technician
  • Team Leader / Supervisor
  • Dressmaker
  • Bespoke Pattern Cutter (Manual / CAD)
  • Garment Technologist
  • Production Pattern Cutter (Manual / CAD)
  • Sample Machinist
  • Clothing Alteration Hand
  • Pattern Grader (Manual / CAD)
  • Leathergoods Designer
  • Pattern Cutter (Manual / CAD)
  • Sample Machinist
  • Footwear Designer
  • Shoe Repairer
  • Bespoke Footwear Technician
  • Qualified Saddler
  • Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Qualified Saddler
  • Society of Master Saddlers (SMS) Qualified Harness Maker
  • Pattern Cutter (Manual / CAD)
  • Technical Salesperson (Tailoring)
  • Handcraft Tailor
  • Tannery Process Supervisor
  • Leather Technician / Technologist

 

Last Updated: 12/04/2012

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