Textile care operative apprenticeship

Provide laundry services and product rental

The textile care industry encompasses commercial laundry and dry and wet cleaning, which together serve a range of sectors, from work-wear for manufacturing to linen for hospitality, and the high street. Working at either a commercial laundry or dry/wet cleaning employer, during the textile care operative apprenticeship you’ll train in the use of specialist equipment, machinery and chemicals to undertake the cleaning process, as well as sort and identify products, rectify basic faults, ensure quality, and take care of packaging and dispatching. Textile care operatives operate in an increasingly high technology-based environment. Your working patterns may include shift work, as much of the sector operates 365 days per year. You’ll report to a team leader or line manager. You may also interact with engineers, customer service executives, account managers, drivers and customers.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the textile care operative apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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