Career outlook for garment technologist
UK Salary Ranges
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help turn designs into clothes that people want to buy and wear.
You’d select and source different fabrics for a designer to use. You’d explain to a designer how clothes can be made in the most efficient way.
You’d have specialist knowledge of:
- Production methods such as stitching and pattern-cutting
- Different textiles and their properties
- Manufacturing processes for clothes
- Fashion and retail
The design and buying teams will rely on your expertise through all stages of product development from design to testing and then manufacturing the clothes for the shops.
- Suggest changes to designs
- Advise on suitable fabrics
- Make sure that the clothes are made in the best way
- Check that the garments can be produced within the budget
- Oversee fabric testing and fittings of first samples
- Respond to product queries
- Analyse product returns and faults
You would work closely with other staff such as designers, pattern cutters and graders, and buyers.
UK employment status
Create a qualification route
We’ve found some examples of the qualifications that could help you get this job.Discover my route
Here are some of the skills needed for this job. Sign in to see how your skills match up.
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Implementing ideas
- Taking initiative
- Time management
Your skills can help you choose the career that’s right for you. You can build your skills through work, study or activities you do in your spare time.
To understand more, have a look at What are my skills?
Our Skills Explorer tool will help you understand what skills you have and match them to jobs that might suit you.Use the Skills Explorer tool
Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you’ll need.