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Textile Operative

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A textile operative works in a technical or clothing textile factory, operating the machinery used to make yarn, fabric and other textiles.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2019 the National Minimum Wage is £4.35 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.21 for workers aged 25 and over. With experience hourly rates can be more.

You may be able to increase your take home pay through piece work (when you are paid for what you produce) and bonus schemes.

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
6991
0.1 %
RISE
2024
6997
  United Kingdom
2019
82886
1.4 %
RISE
2024
84024

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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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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