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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:

Pay

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.

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

More Information

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

These include:

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.

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

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

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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