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Textiles production manager

Alternative titles for this job include Textiles manufacturing manager

Textiles production managers look after all stages of textiles manufacturing.

Average salary (a year)

£24,000 Starter

to

£68,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

39 to 41 a week

You could work

between 8am and 6pm on shifts

How to become

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How to become a textiles production manager

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role

University

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.

Entry requirements

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

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Apprenticeship

You can do a textile technical specialist higher apprenticeship, or manufacturing manager degree apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

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

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Work

You can work as a textile technologist or textile designer and move into management, first as an assistant manager, then as a production manager.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers and training in textiles production from The Textile Institute.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of manufacturing production and processes
  • leadership skills
  • the ability to monitor your own performance and that of your colleagues
  • business management skills
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

  • have a full driving licence

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you could:

  • work with design and sales teams, buyers and quality control departments
  • visit factories to monitor production
  • manage orders from retail and wholesale customers
  • attend conferences and exhibitions to build contacts
  • deal with suppliers in the UK and overseas
  • set and check quality standards, prices and delivery times
  • help to create and promote the brand

Working environment

You could work in a factory or in a workshop.

Your working environment may be noisy and you'll travel often.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

You could move into senior supply chain jobs, business development or marketing.

You could also find work with companies that specialise in technical textiles, like carbon fibre and aerospace materials.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a textiles production manager right now.

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Courses In England

Performing Manufacturing Operations ( Level 2)

  • Provider: BLACKBURN COLLEGE
  • Start date: 01 August 2021
  • Location: BLACKBURN

Manufacturing Engineering HNC Diploma

  • Provider: SOLIHULL COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CENTRE
  • Start date: 01 September 2021
  • Location: Smith's Wood

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