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Job Description

Garment Technologists will work with the design team to help decide which material should be used, how the materials might have to be altered to make it better, as well as checking that the right manufacturing, stitching and fitting methods are being implemented.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually need an HND or degree in a relevant subject. Some courses combine garment and clothing technology with fashion design.

Paid or unpaid work experience could help you get a job.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Creative Skillset has more details about this career.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress to senior technologist, quality controller or technical manager. 

You could also move into research or teaching in a university.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Analytical textile technologist
  • Leather technologist
  • Sewing machinist
  • Tailor
  • Technical textiles designer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • An interest in sewing and stitching methods
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Strong interest in fashion and design
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £30,000

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