Footwear and Leather Working Trades
Workers in this unit group make and repair shoes, cut out, make up, sew, decorate and finish leather and leather substitute goods other than garments.
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New workers start around £7967. Normal pay is £16801 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £25699.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- 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.
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