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Footwear and Leather Working Trades

About this career

£21,948

Median salary

New workers start around £9,584.14. Normal pay is £21,948 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,292.12.

Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • Waxes, cleans and finishes footwear and other leather goods.
  • Prepares paper or paperboard master patterns of component parts of footwear.
  • Uses hand and machine tools to sew and stitch leather and/or other material in the making and decoration of footwear and leather goods other than garments.
  • Uses hand tools or machine to make up and repair saddles, harnesses, belts, straps and other leather products.
  • Positions leather and rubber footwear component parts on lasts and shapes and joins uppers to insoles and soles.
  • Uses hand tools or machine to cut out, trim, punch holes in or stitch guide lines on leather or leather substitute component parts.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Active Listening
50
Reading Comprehension
49
Active Learning
43
Writing
42
Speaking
41
Monitoring
40
Learning Strategies
37
Critical Thinking
35
Mathematics
34
Science
6