Occupation | Weston College

Textile, garment or related trade n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of textiles and related craft occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 541: Textiles and Garments Trades.


  • Marks out, cuts and sews corsets, light clothing and hoods and aprons and makes and repairs sails, boat covers and other canvas goods.
  • Fills and stuffs cushions, quilts, soft toys and furniture.
  • Examines sketches and draws out patterns for the manufacture of garments and upholstery.
  • Shapes and steams fabric into hats or hoods and gives final shape to fibre helmets and felt hats.
  • Performs other tasks not elsewhere classified, for example, forms mounts for wigs, makes buttons, shapes hat brims, and staples seams of industrial gloves.

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

Entry does not depend on academic qualifications. Training is mainly on-the-job although relevant vocational courses and qualifications are available in some areas.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 30% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for textile, garment or related trade n.e.c. is £17,628

71 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 71. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, 0 jobs have been posted for textile, garment or related trade n.e.c. roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £17,628 per year. That is about £1,469 per month or £9.04 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,650, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £25,545

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, 71 people are employed in the region.

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