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Fashion and textiles technical apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the fashion and textiles technical sector.

This higher apprenticeship is for people who have completed an advanced apprenticeship in technical textiles.

Training opportunities

Apprentices on the course will develop a working knowledge of technical fibres and fabrics as well as their application and effect in the world of fashion.

Types of apprenticeships

This is a higher level apprenticeship (level 4). You could train in roles like:

  • fabric technologist
  • fibre technologist
  • senior technologist
  • textile technical designer
  • senior testing technologist
  • textile product development technologist
  • textile support analyst
  • technical textile researcher
  • textile quality controller
  • technical manager (production)
  • new product development manager
  • process engineer
  • procurement manager (apparel and textiles goods)
  • sales manager (apparel and textiles goods)
  • logistics manager (textile finished goods)
  • technical manager (production)
  • research and development manager (apparel and textile goods)
  • marketing manager (apparel and textile goods)
  • quality manager
  • fashion buyer
  • bashion merchandiser

Apply for a fashion and textiles technical apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education