Macnaughton Holdings are seeking to employ talented graduates in a development role in their company head office in Perth. Please find further details below:
Macnaughton Holdings Ltd, a family business which has been manufacturing textile products in Scotland for over 230 years, has a vacancy at its head office in Perth for a QA technologist. Working as part of our production team this role will report directly to our Production Director.
With manufacturing facilities in Keith, Paisley and the Scottish Borders the role will involve interaction with production plants and suppliers. In addition the successful candidate would be expected to be heavily involved in the development of new ranges and product groups working with our design and development teams.
The successful candidate would possess excellent communication skills, IT literacy and competency, the ability to work in a small and enthusiastic team, and the ability to work proactively on business improvement. Previous experience of working within a textile manufacturing environment would be an advantage but we are open to candidates who have textile knowledge and qualifications or candidates that want to start their career in joining an ambitious company intent on growth and business improvement.
For further details on the role, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Lucia at Bridge2Business and Michelle at Elevator for sharing their presentations from the Presenting the Best of You Masterclass at NESCol on 9 March.
Lucia’s presentation outlines the support Bridge2Business can offer students:
Bridge 2 Business Presentation
Michelle’s presentation outlines how to make social media work for you in business:
Book your free ticket now to attend Into Industry at DJCAD, University of Dundee from 4.30-6.30pm Wed 1 March. We are delighted to be joined by technical textiles companies including Don & Low and Halley Stevensons, Uan Wool and Patterncutter UK, BeFab Be Creative textile digital printing specialists and Kalopsia micro-manufacturing experts.
Open to students, staff, teachers and senior phase pupils this is a unique opportunity to learn more about Scotland’s textiles industry in Tayside and Fife, explore your skills and learn how they fit. Tickets are limited, so book yours: https://goo.gl/EizGkS
STAG is delighted to announce the launch of STAGmap, an online tool which enables users to search via skill or specialism to discover fashion and textile programmes on offer at STAG member institutions.
You can search by skill:
Or by specialism:
This is phase 1 of development of STAGmap, if you have any recommendations or feedback please let us know at email@example.com.
Visit STAGmap now!
Event Aim: To explore opportunities for collaboration between the Scottish textiles industry and the FE/HE education sector to drive leadership and skills development
STAG invites industry professionals working in textiles, leather or fashion sectors in Scotland, Further & Higher Education professionals and public sector partner agencies to join the conversation at the Textiles Future Skills Summit.
9.45am – 4.00pm, Tuesday 4 October, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on how Scotland should use its share of funding from the UK Apprenticeship Levy.
The consultation is now live until 26 August 2016 and can be accessed via the link below:
We are inviting staff and students taking part in New Designers 2016 in London to share their learning on twitter and instagram, find out how you could take part…
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The Scottish Textiles industry has celebrated the achievement of apprentices and their host companies at the inaugural Scottish Textiles Modern Apprenticeship Awards held at Perth Racecourse.
The Awards, managed by the Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership and sponsored by Glasgow Clyde College, West College Scotland, Alex Begg and Co, Scottish Leather Group, SQA and The Worshipful Company of Weavers, recognised how apprenticeships have made a difference to businesses and careers in Scotland.
Apprentice Dylan Murray, Apprentice Champion John Ayton & HR Manager Callum McInnes of SLG share their experiences with other companies
The Awards recognised employers who have fostered new talent by investing in apprenticeships and individual apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their place of work.
Award winners were announced at an industry event at Perth Racecourse that explored the implementation and impact of the Modern Apprenticeship Programme on a range of companies from diverse sectors in textiles.
Congratulations to the winners:
Among those who have benefitted from the programme is Bruce Easton, winner of the Apprentice of the Year (Level 2) Award. Bruce joined The Border Mill in September 2014 as an apprentice Mill Technician. He completed the Level 2 apprenticeship in June 2015 and is now working towards completion of Level 3. Bruce’s ability to efficiently manage multiple processes, his meticulous attention to detail and his trouble-shooting ability have contributed significantly to an increase in the mill’s productivity, through reduction in machine down-time and reworking.
“During his time with the company Bruce has demonstrated his willingness to learn and has become an integral and highly valued member of the small team at The Border Mill”, John & Juliet Miller, Owners, The Border Mill.
Edinburgh Textiles Collective is a new approach to textiles production in cooperation with IKEA and Zero Waste Scotland; we are a group of up and coming designers from Edinburgh College of Art.
We produce beautiful limited edition rucksacks, tote bags and cushions from IKEA’s surplus fabric. Etc uses contemporary design and colour to create unique, hand printed and handmade pieces in Scotland. We are passionate about exploring new techniques and challenges whilst maintaining a level of sustainability to the best of our ability by striving to limit waste production. STAG’s Into Industry event allowed us to network and make new connections. These contacts led to Etc being stocked in the Scottish Design Exchange at Ocean Terminal.
Emma Roberts 3rd Year Textile Student, ECA
Please book early to avoid disappointment, places are limited. Please note travel to STAG events is not provided, limited travel assistance available for ZWS open lectures, read more
ZWS Open Lecture: Dyeing Technologies with Dr Richard Blackburn
6.30pm, Monday 29 February – Napier University, Edinburgh book now
Border Mill Industry Visit – meet an alpaca!
11am – 1.0pm, Friday 4 March – Duns, The Borders book now
ZWS Open Lecture: Designing Product Speeds for the Circular Economy with Prof Rebecca Earley & Dr Kate Goldsworthy
6.30pm, Wednesday 16 March – Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow book now
Into Industry: where do your skills fit?
5pm – 7pm, Tuesday 22 March – Ayrshire College, Ayr book now
Into Industry: where do your skills fit?
5pm – 7pm, Tuesday 29 March – Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh book now
Johnstons of Elgin Industry Visit – try your hand at linking!
11am – 1.30pm, Wednesday 30 March – Hawick, The Borders book now
ZWS Open Lecture: Zero Waste Pattern Cutting with Dr Alison Gwilt
6.30pm, Tuesday 19 April – Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow book now