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The Textile Centre of Excellence is an equal opportunities employer.

Apprenticeship Vacancies (updated 5th August 2014)




Dyeing Technician Keighley (Roberts Dyers) Advanced (Textiles) 367773
Textile Technician Colne, Lancs (Mitchell-Interflex) Advanced (Textiles) 388060
Embroidery Machinist Birstall, Batley (Banana Moon) Intermediate (Apparel) 397364
Knitting Technician / Mechanic Huddersfield (SKA Textiles) Advanced (Textiles) 409844
Laundry & Dry Cleaning Analyst Ilkley (LTC & DTC) Advanced (Textiles) 404360
Screen Printer Birstall, Batley (Banana Moon) Intermediate (Apparel) 401343
Garment Technologist Wakefield (Uniform Clothing) Intermediate (Apparel) 401151
Apprentice Seamstress Liverpool (The Zipyard) Intermediate (Apparel) 438934
Apprentice Seamstress Chester (The Zipyard) Intermediate (Apparel) 440290
Apprentice Seamstress Altrincham, Gt Mchr (The Zipyard) Intermediate (Apparel) 440177
Apprentice Seamstress Basingstoke, Hampshire (The Zipyard) Intermediate (Apparel) 440343
Embroiderer Stockport (Rowlinson Knitwear) Intermediate (Apparel) 447860
Weaving Apprentice Hebden Bridge (Calder Weaving) Intermediate (Textiles) 448766
Dyeing Operative Stanningley (A W Hainsworth) Intermediate (Textiles) 463391
Weaving Apprentice (Two vacancies) Stanningley (A W Hainsworth) Intermediate (Textiles) 463553
Dyeing Operative (Two vacancies) Preston (Cole Fabrics Plc) Intermediate (Textiles) 470217
Lean Co-ordinator Huddersfield (Stork Bros) Advanced (Business Improvement Techniques) 474485

The above Apprenticeships are full-time, permanent positions and are fully government funded for anyone aged 16-18 and part funded for 19-24s.

To apply, or for more information about the vacancies, please go to the vacancies section of the following website: www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Want to find out more?

Contact Angela Keenan on 01484 346500 or via email: angelakeenan@textile-training.com.


The following vacancy is being advertised on behalf of James Heal:

Textile Technician (12 month – Fixed Term Contract)
Salary £17-18k
Flexible working hours (option to finish at 12:30 on Fridays)
39 hours per week
25 days per year holiday

James Heal is a leading manufacturer of testing instruments to the textile industry. Manufacturing everything on-site in Halifax and selling to customers around the world. We are the exception to the rule – we manufacture in the UK and sell to China, not the other way round! We were rewarded for this exceptional feat last year, receiving the Queen’s Award for International Trade.

We are looking for a Textile Technician to work on a fixed term 12 month contract to work on a number of activities including but not limited to:

  • A mixture of physical routine testing on Test Materials Centre products
  • Colour fastness testing
  • To provide accurate test reports
  • To Provide support with the testing of new and modified products as required
  • Testing for compliance with ISO standards
  • The opportunity to take part in product development activities.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Experience in working with fabrics, yarns & chemicals, and some experience of working in testing laboratories
  • Have excellent colour vision
  • The ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and tenacity are key requirements for this role.

Applications should be submitted via email to karen.baldwin@james-heal.co.uk with CV and covering letter.

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