Weaver or knitter

Weavers and knitters set up and operate hand and power operated looms and machines to weave fibre into fabrics and carpet, or to knit (by machine or by hand) garments and other articles from yarn.


Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

Entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or an appropriate BTEC/SQA award. Training is usually provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in Manufacturing Textiles are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and in Products from Textiles at Levels 1 and 2.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, NAN% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* This is not likely to lead to a great demand for new workers due to retirement

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for weaver or knitter is £16,887

47 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 47. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

4 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 4 jobs have been posted for weaver or knitter roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £16,887 per year. That is about £1,407 per month or £8.66 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,085, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £24,492

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 47 people are employed in the region.

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