Textiles, Garments and Related Trades

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of textiles and related craft occupations.


New workers
£ 10,167
£ 21,964
£ 32,727

Available jobs

In the past year there were 12,245 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Aluminum

  • Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling

  • Development Environment

  • Fabrication

  • Forklift Truck

  • Manual Handling

  • Metal Fabrication

  • Microsoft Project

  • Occupational Safety And Health

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Planning

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Communication

  • Computer Literacy

  • Cooperation

  • English Language

  • Enthusiasm

  • Influencing Skills

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.