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10 reasons to choose a career in UK fashion and textiles

  1. Major global industry contributing £28 billion to UK economy
  2. Areas vary hugely from fashion to interiors, environmental to medical and automotive to construction
  3. UK designers are considered some of the best in the world and British manufacturing is synonymous with heritage and quality
  4. Wide range of career options including design, product developers, engineers, production technicians, technologists, journalism and retail
  5. Demand for skilled workers is rising – statistics show continued steady growth in employment on an annual basis
  6. Textile innovation in the UK is ranked number 3 in the world and number 1 in Europe based on patent generation
  7. Spending on Research and Development in the industry stands at 5% of turnover, which is above the average for all manufacturing industries
  8. Technical textiles contributing £1.5 billion – £2 billion a year to the UK economy and there is major growth opportunities for UK companies in medical textiles, advanced materials and composites and smart textiles
  9. Exports are on the increase, continuing the upward traction as the demand for ‘Made in the UK’ grows. Apparel exports have more than doubled since 2008
  10. Wider opportunities to travel, earn while you learn with an array of training available and understand all aspects of business

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