Job Duties and Type of Work
A blender places cleaned wool and other fibres, such as nylon, into large 'hoopers' which mix the fibres into a blend. They usually work 37-40 hours a week. This career can be found in any city that has a manufacturing mill available for the equipment to be in. This work is done indoors.
A Blender doesn't have a formal requirement of what they have to do. They can expect training to learn how to do it. There isn't really a good college to attend for this career but you could consider taking a vocational qualification, such as an ABC in Manufacturing Textile Products or Textile Technology.
Physical strength is required for this career. It does require moving heavy amounts of fabric. No, I don't have the skills for this job.
Job Benefits and Drawbacks
Benefits: You get to see how different clothes are made and get quite the workout. Drawbacks:Working in a manufacturing mill, Loading and programming 'hoppers’ with fibres to create a blend
The starting salary of a Blender is around £12,000 a year. This could increase to around £15,000 a year with experience.
There aren't really any organizations to join as a blender. There isn't much information about them.