UKFT is committed to ensuring the next generation is equipped with the very latest skills, enabling the UK fashion and textiles industry to thrive. This membership is designed to bring industry and education closer together by inviting academic institutions to join UKFT.
As the government appointed Sector Skills Body for fashion and textiles, UKFT plays a crucial role in delivering a pipeline of skilled entrants into employment in the sector.
Membership offers academic institutions the opportunity to access unique benefits including:
Discounted rates for UKFT training, including the UKFT Academic Masterclasses programme
Access to UKFT’s production internship programme
Access to UKFT’s Associate Members including specialists in areas such as fashion law, logistics, intellectual property and fashion production software
Online member-only assets including colour forecasting for textiles
Regular industry news together with multiple colleague sign up
Academic bulletin covering the changing landscape of qualifications and apprenticeships, Brexit updates and calendar of industry shows and events
Exclusive rates for consultancy services from the UKFT Skills and Training team including Levy advice, information and advice on national and regional skills gaps, advice on industry recognised qualifications, development days re short courses and bootcamps, advice for new providers or those new to the industry
Opportunities to influence our conversations at UKFT’s regular Awarding Organisation forum
OFSTED inspection support
Select promotion to wider UKFT membership
Advice on industry engagement with a local focus
Links to UKFT members e.g. for industry speakers or placement opportunities
For more information and to apply to join the largest network of organisations in the fashion and textile industry: email@example.com