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Garment Technologist

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Garment technologists oversee every stage of garment production, from design to manufacture. They are involved in choosing the correct fabric, and making sure production remains within budget. They work closely alongside designers, pattern cutters and buyers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are usually between £16,000 and £20,000 a year. After experience this can rise from £25,000 to £35,000. Higher earners can make up to £50,000 a year or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2491
1.5 %
RISE
2024
2529
  United Kingdom
2019
26387
1.4 %
RISE
2024
26750

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Textile Institute
Tel: 0161 237 1188
E-mail: tiihq@textileinst.org.uk
Website: https://www.textileinstitute.org/
Twitter: @textileinst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTextileInst

The Textile Institute is the chartered professional institute for the textile, clothing and footwear industries. Members can gain internationally recognised qualifications.

UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)
Tel: 020 7843 9460
E-mail: info@ukft.org
Website: http://www.ukft.org
Twitter: @UKFTorg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKfashionandtextile/

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