What does it involve?
The textile sector is made up of about 200 businesses that employ over 3,500 workers. It supports an indirect industry and workforce of many more thousands of people.
How could I get into the industry
You can join from school, with NCEA passes, or move into the industry from another manufacturing industry.
What kind of jobs could I do?
Most of the textile industry’s work involves producing woollen fabrics and products (e.g. wool scouring, yarn spinning and carpet manufacturing). The industry produces a smaller range of other natural fibre and synthetic textiles too.
- Machine Operators
- Materials Handlers
- Textile Dyers
Plus there are opportunities to work in the types of roles that are common to all manufacturing processes (e.g. quality control, production management).
How much could I earn?
0 - 2 years experience
$20k - $65k