Textiles, Garments and Related Trades

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


New workers

New workers start around £10,167. Normal pay is £21,964 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,727.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Development Environment

  • Fabrication

  • Sheet Metal

  • Aluminum

  • Forklift Truck

  • Manual Handling

  • Occupational Safety And Health

  • Shear (Sheet Metal)

  • Stock Control

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.

  • Quality Control

  • Supervision

  • Computer Literacy

  • Cooperation

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Lifting Ability

  • Literacy

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Outlook

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.