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Textiles, Garments and Related Trades

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About this career


Median salary

New workers start around £8,554.42. Normal pay is £19,590 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £28,822.63.


Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Performs other tasks not elsewhere classified, for example, forms mounts for wigs, makes buttons, shapes hat brims, and staples seams of industrial gloves.
  • Shapes and steams fabric into hats or hoods and gives final shape to fibre helmets and felt hats.
  • Knits garments and other articles form yarn by machine or by hand.
  • Sets up and operates power and hand looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpets.
  • Examines sketches and draws out patterns for the manufacture of garments and upholstery.
  • Fills and stuffs cushions, quilts, soft toys and furniture.
  • Marks out, cuts and sews corsets, light clothing and hoods and aprons and makes and repairs sails, boat covers and other canvas goods.