Making it in Textiles Conference: Calling Science/Engineering undergraduates

DSCF0268Are you a science/engineering undergrad considering working in the UK textiles industry?

Making It in Textiles is a free two-day conference aimed at inspiring undergraduates to consider a future in the UK textiles industry. The UK textile industry is experiencing a resurgence, which is creating jobs but there is a skills gap.

The conference is in its 3rd year and the event offers a mix of plenary talks, interactive sessions, a networking dinner and a trip to a textile mill. The sessions are also videoed and available online.

Previously only BA (Hons) Textile Design students have been invited, via a selection of UK educational institutions, but feedback from the industry has suggested those with engineering/science degrees could have the right skills for a career in textiles.

This year the conference organisers are offering up a handful of places to final year undergraduates (entering their final year from September 2016) who are studying engineering or science related degrees at a UK university. They are looking for those who intend to work in the UK post-graduation and are willing to consider the textile industry for their career.

The event is being fully funded by three City of London Livery Companies and the Campaign for Wool. There is no cost to attend, and they will cover your accommodation, catering and train fare.

If you are interested please contact Abby Wright-Parkes who is organising the event on behalf of the sponsors via abby@optimistconsulting.co.uk asap for information.

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