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Occupational Traineeships

An Occupational Traineeship is a flexible, work-based route to help young people to develop the required skills and experience to fast track into a specific career within the UK fashion and textile industry. An Occupational Traineeship has a different focus to a general traineeship.

The course is approximately ten weeks in duration and includes the four core elements of a general traineeship: work preparation training; a work experience placement; English, maths and digital skills where needed; and flexible vocational learning. However, unlike a general traineeship, the content is tailored to support progression into a particular apprenticeship or job. This includes specialist training delivered by vocationally-experienced tutors with appropriate use of specialist facilities.

Occupational Traineeship for manufacturing sewn and textile products

UKFT has developed a new Occupational Traineeship for manufacturing sewn and textile products job roles. The model aims to make candidates ‘job ready’ and reflects our industry’s skill gaps and shortages.

Find out more about how to access this training below.

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