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Apprenticeship training course

Textile manufacturing operative (level 2)

Using machinery to spin natural and synthetic material into yarns and fabrics.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Develop working relationships in a manufacturing environment including listening skills around the machinery, effective communication skills with colleagues, identify improvements and interact confidently to ensure that production is achieved
  • Set up, feed, programme and monitor machine gauges, dials and indicators, ensuring alignment and product monitoring, recording production, cleaning, oiling and lubrication based on the requirements of their own machinery responsibility
  • Perform routine maintenance to ensure the efficiency of machinery meets production expectations. Ensure speed, feed, calculations and material flows are monitored and reported appropriately
  • Read and interpret data from production records, specifications, data management, process planning meetings including job documentation and appropriate work instructions
  • Accept changing priorities and work flexibly to meet company requirements. Work effectively with others in a team whilst maintaining effective working relationships. Accept that in textile production, the expectation to complete tasks within the job role affects the customer experience
  • To ensure efficient and effective use of time, especially at shift changeover and during textile machinery downtime or changeovers. Manage time to meet business priorities

Full information on Textile manufacturing operative (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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