Fashion and textiles

Fashion and textiles

This apprenticeship is no longer available, take a look at Fashion and textiles pattern cutter as an alternative option

“Supporting the fashion and textiles sector at one of the key points in the supply chain, from production to delivery”

The fashion and textiles sector covers the whole supply chain, from the processing of raw materials to product manufacture, through wholesale and trading activities, as well as extending to the after-sales servicing of products. The fashion and textiles apprenticeship will give you the technical and practical skills that businesses need. Depending on whether you undertake the intermediate or advanced apprenticeship, you’ll specialise in one of the 10 main areas: textiles, apparel, tailoring, leather goods, leather production, footwear, saddlery, laundry, dry cleaning or textile care services. As an intermediate apprentice, you could be employed as a sewing machinist, which will see you stitch sections of material together to make a variety of fabric products. As an advanced apprentice, you could work as a dressmaker, producing made-to-measure clothing.

Duration: 12 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Art and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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