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What we do to support industry

Working in partnership with industry, UKFT develops and maintains the tools required to attract, train and retain the workforce which is essential to supporting a developing industry.

As the Government-appointed Sector Skills Body for fashion and textiles in all four nations, we look after skills and training at all levels from apprenticeships and entry level training through to higher education, encouraging people into the wide variety of jobs. We cover all parts of the industry including fashion and footwear manufacturing, dyeing and weaving, leather work, pattern cutting, bespoke tailoring and design and development roles.

We work with companies of all sizes, from the industry’s biggest global brands through to micro businesses and start-ups to support the next generation of talent. Our work includes promoting careers in the industry, developing new vocational and academic routes in, industry quality assurance, creating quality internship opportunities and supporting the growth of good quality training provision.

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