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Job Name

Analytical textile technologist

Job Description
Analytical textile technologists produce technical textiles for industries like automotive, aerospace and healthcare.

Salary Low
£18,000 Starter

Salary high:
£30,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
39 to 41 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
between 8am and 6pm

How to become an Analytical textile technologist

You can get into this job through:


University

You'll usually need a degree in:
You could do a postgraduate qualification in a subject like textiles technology, especially if your first degree is not related to textiles.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Apprenticeship


You could do a textile technical specialist higher apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Work

You may be able to start out at technician level and then work your way up if you do not have a degree.

To do this, you'll usually need some relevant work experience. You'll also need to take some work-based training like a foundation degree.

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Further information

You can find out more about careers in textile technology from The Textile Institute.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties might include:

Working environment

You could work in a laboratory.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Career path and progression

You could become a senior technologist, leading a research and development team, move into quality control or become a technical production manager.

You might also move into buying or technical sales, working with materials suppliers and manufacturers of fashion and industrial textiles.





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