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Clothing Presser Careers

Clothing Presser Careers

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Work Environment:

Being a clothing presser, you'd work for dry cleaning firms and clothing producers. You'd use vacuum presses and steam irons to remove creases and shape garments.

Within larger firms, you can merge pressing with different tasks like pattern cutting or grading. Within manufacturing, you'd press garments or fabrics throughout the production procedure, recognized as 'under pressing'; and also in final phases of production, generally in a garment finishing division.

Within a dry-cleaning firm, you can also undertake tasks like sewing machining, dry cleaning, and alterations.

Your job would comprise:

  • Handling a computer controlled machineries, like a tunnel press and carousel
  • Utilizing different machineries, based on the kind of fabric and garment you're pressing
By experience, you can perform quality-control inspections on garments/clothing before they're packaged and transported to customers, like retail chains and clothing wholesalers.

Qualification, Education and Experience:

To be a clothing presser, you'll not generally necessitate any official qualifications. Few firms might want you to take a practical-test at interview phase. Employers generally seek personal-qualities like timekeeping and reliability.

You can begin as a trainee with a textiles firm or clothing manufacturer. To gain entry to a Trainee ship, you might necessitate few GCSE grades.

The availability of Traineeships within your sector will rely on regional employment market and the kind of abilities employers want from employees.

Training Details:

You'd be provided with training at the work by experienced employees.

You might be supported to acquire qualifications with machine pressing and modules in hand, like:

  • Second level NVQ into Dry Cleaning Service-Support/Operations
  • Second level ABC Certificate into Manufacturing Sewn-Products

Skills and knowledge:

  • The capability to execute repetitive-tasks promptly
  • A systematic manner to tasks
  • The capability to follow definite process
  • Concentration to details
  • The capability to focus for extensive periods
  • Excellent practical abilities

Salary and Other Benefits:

Annual earnings of clothing pressers can be about $14,000 to $16,000.

Within some firms salaries may be given as per piecework.

Working Conditions:

Normally, you'd work weekly for 41 hours; though sometimes you may be have to work overtime. You may also work on part time basis. Circumstances could be warm and much of working time will be employed standing up.

Different Opportunities:

You can discover work chances with bigger clothing producer, which are likely to be found in Yorkshire, East Midlands and some regions of Northern Ireland and Scotland. You can work for dry cleaners situated all through the country.

You can be an instructor liable for training new employees, or advance to work in supervisory positions, machining, pattern grading and cutting.


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