Textile Technologist

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Textile technologists are responsible for sourcing the correct fabrics that are fit for the purpose such as crease resistance or water resistance. They perform quality control tests and experiment with dyeing and production processes.

The Work

You could be:


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

Starting salaries can be around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, rising to between £25,000 and £35,000 with experience. Those in a management role can earn up to £40,000 a year or more.


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Getting In

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

Starting in September 2019, the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) is reviewing the qualifications in Scotland.

These include:


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Textiles Scotland
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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