Bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship

Produce tailored clothing that is cut and made to a unique pattern for an individual

A bespoke tailor or cutter produces tailored garments that are cut and made to a unique pattern for an individual. Many of the skills are carried out by hand in order to produce a garment that fits precisely to a customer’s requirements. Bespoke tailoring forms the heart of the menswear and womenswear industry and has an international and iconic reputation. The bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship will allow you to specialise in either tailoring or cutting as a career path. The skills involved in bespoke tailoring cover a wide area of expertise that includes craft, technical, creative and design. These skills are fundamental to the bespoke tailoring industry and you will have to employ them with great precision, to high standards of excellence and within realistic and pressing time constraints.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Art and DT

Entry requirements for the bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship: Proficiency in complex stitching and making processes

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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