Textile manufacturing operative apprenticeship

Ensure the consistency of textile production in a manufacturing facility

During a textile manufacturing operative apprenticeship, you will play a vital part in the production of fabrics and yarns. You’ll be operating specialised machinery in mostly small- and medium-sized factories to carry out tasks such as dyeing, weaving, and finishing materials. As a textile manufacturing operative apprentice, your responsibilities will include ensuring the quality of the products, following safety guidelines, and contributing to sustainable practices such as recycling. At times, you may need to troubleshoot machinery issues and maintain a clean workspace. Collaboration with team members will be common, although there will be instances where you’ll work independently. Your attention to detail and commitment to performing tasks accurately will be crucial. By consistently meeting quality standards, you will help ensure that every fabric produced meets the required criteria. Your role will be essential in the manufacturing process, contributing to the production of textiles used in clothing, home furnishings, and various other items.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and art

Entry requirements for the textile manufacturing 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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