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Fabric Cutter

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A fabric cutter uses a pattern and cuts out the pieces of fabric or other materials, such as vinyl, to be made into clothing or other textiles.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

Pay is sometimes on a piece-rate system, so that the more items you cut out, the more you earn. With experience you may earn around £13 an hour. A cutting room manager can earn up to £40,000 with experience. You may be able to earn bonuses and work overtime.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
643
5.6 %
RISE
2029
679
  United Kingdom
2024
8505
4.5 %
RISE
2029
8890

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Training is normally on the job.

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Textiles Scotland
Website: http://www.textilescotland.com
Twitter: @textilescotland

The Scottish Enterprise website provides a list of textile companies in Scotland as well as other information about the industry.

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