FASHION & TEXTILES SKILLS ACADEMY
Looking for work?
Thinking of your next move?
Fashion Industry Training Academy
The Textile Centre of Excellence has developed a new Fashion Industry Training Programme in Huddersfield to help people into work. The Academy will provide access to employment across the region, helping to cope with increased demand from employers for trained staff. This could be the first step in developing a career within the fashion & textile industry. The Academy will:
- Provide structured training programmes for employed and unemployed candidates (of all ages).
- Allow candidates to gain a recognised qualification which they can use to demonstrate experience.
- Guarantee a job interview for those that complete and achieve the ‘Pre-Work’ programme.
- Offer a chance to establish a career in an expanding industry with real potential.
WHAT IS THE ACADEMY?
Established to create skilled operatives to help meet the current industry demand. It will provide customised training to fill job vacancies for sewing machinists, garment technologists, fabric cutters, pattern graders, fabric menders, seamstresses and many more.
HOW IS TRAINING DELIVERED?
Industry tutors and assessors deliver practical training to candidates using a range of apparel machinery. Candidates develop the skills and techniques to sustain a job within the industry. It’s that simple! Training will be offered from entry level (no experience) to advanced levels.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Academy will be managed by the Textile Centre of Excellence who will train and develop individuals to industry standards in workplace conditions. Programmes will differ in content and length based on employer need, providing the future workforce to meet local skills needs and increasing apprenticeship take-up across the sector.
WHO CAN ENROL?
Absolutely anyone. The Academy will work with employed and unemployed candidates, school leaver or career changing – it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter whether you can sew or not, we will teach you!
WHEN CAN WE START?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Various funding packages are available. This programme will be available to everyone with different needs and backgrounds. Further details on costs and funding eligibility are available by contacting the Centre with details of how many vacancies you have, or how many existing staff require training to particular levels.