Career Opportunities through Gelvenor Textiles


Gelvenor Textiles, based in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal is an organisation dedicated to training and shaping learners within a world class production environment. The programmes that run through our training school enable matriculants the opportunity to be employed and complete a set of comprehensive educational study units at the same time.

Gelvenor is affiliated with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). This plays a key role in ensuring that educational industry standards remain high in the textile sector. All the programmes offered at Gelvenor are also monitored by the Department of Education. Assessments and moderation take place at the Gelvenor Training College at set intervals throughout the year, and areas where the learners might be struggling are addressed.

Gelvenor provides the following on site programmes:

7 Learnership Programmes (From Grade 10):

Textile Testing Techniques
Weaving Preparation
Weaving Process
Discontinuous Dyeing
Inspection and Packaging
Fabric Preparation
Finishing Textiles

5 Apprenticeship Programmes:

Weaving Mechanician
Weaving Preparation Technical
Fitter and Turner
Technical Dyer

3 Internship Programmes:


There are also Internship Programmes run through the SANAS accredited independent ATS laboratory.

A career in textiles provides a challenge within a fast paced production environment, coupled with a focus on innovation, development and quality. Intelligent and technical fabrics are the future of textiles in South Africa and Gelvenor is at the forefront of this market.

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