UKFT has developed a training course for sewing machinist team leaders to meet the growing demand for industrial sewing skills within UK manufacturers.
The course, aimed at sewing team leaders and supervisors, provides a structured programme to support the delivery of in-house training to new industrial sewing machinists. It also offers practical techniques to reduce learning time for new workers and improve the efficiency of experienced staff.
The development of this course is part of UKFT’s wider work, as the Sector Skills Body for fashion and textiles, to ensure the skills and productivity of people who work in our industry are of the highest level.
UKFT’s training supports Burberry Centre for Manufacturing Excellence
UKFT is proud to have supported the new Burberry Centre for Manufacturing Excellence, which launched in February 2020 at their Castleford site in Yorkshire as part of a commitment to protect artisanal skills and support British manufacturing.
UKFT delivered the Sewing Team Leader Training Course to Trainers and Team Leaders at the centre to enable the delivery of a new, formalised industrial sewing machinist development programme, as well as providing practical techniques to refresh and expand the skillset of experienced sewing operatives.
“Partnering with UKFT has been key in bringing this initiative to life and we are proud of the impact the programme is already having, and will continue to have, on our local community.”
Lise Edwards-Warrener, VP Internal Manufacturing, Burberry