How to become a textiles production manager
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You can do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in:
- textiles production
- production or manufacturing engineering
- fashion and textile management
- fashion and clothing technology
A degree which includes a year in industry will help you to gain practical experience alongside your qualification. This may give you an advantage when applying for jobs after graduating.
You'll usually need:
- 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
You can do a textile technical specialist higher apprenticeship, or manufacturing manager degree apprenticeship.
There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
You can work as a textile technologist or textile designer and move into management, first as an assistant manager, then as a production manager.
You can find out more about careers and training in textiles production from The Textile Institute and UKFT.