Shoe Repairer

You will strip off worn heels and soles and cut, shape and fit new ones.  You will do this by nailing, sewing or gluing.  You will use machinery and hand tools.  You can work at a shoe bar after training for a short time, and may do key cutting or engraving as well.  The shoe repairer also does other repair work such as replacing zips on handbags or stitching leather goods such as bags, belts or suitcases.
In some shops, repairers also dye shoes.  Craft workers do more difficult repair work after a longer period of training.  The shoe repairer may sell shoe polishes, laces and dyes.  Some larger shops also sell handbags and luggage.