After gaining experience as a sample machinist, there are plenty of opportunities to progress to other roles within the industry using the technical skills developed, including:
- Moving away from direct sample production to managing a production department or manufacturing unit.
- Becoming a technical expert in specialist areas such as problem solving or quality management.
- A move into design, garment technology or pattern cutting
The image below shows an example of typical career progression from a trainee machinist to an array of technical roles, with examples of the most appropriate vocational qualifications.