Graduate Trainee, Knitwear
Alexander McQueen - Student (Fixed Term) (Trainee)
London - United Kingdom
We are in search of a creative, organised, and proactive Graduate Trainee to join the Womenswear Knitwear Design team based in our central London offices.
The Graduate Trainee will have the opportunity to develop their existing knowledge within a Design department and provide support across a variety of activities. Responsible for ensuring completion of set activities to the highest standard and ensuring alignment with the Designer’s briefs.
How you will contribute?
Collection research – vintage, editorial, books, galleries, museums
Maintaining Seasonal sketch and yarn files
Making Swatches/ mock-ups/ trials
Amendment of sketches
Draping on the stand, making toiles
Illustrator artworks for jacquards, intarsias, lace placements, ribs etc
Photographing and organising prototypes and samples
Maintaining and updating archives
Coordinating & preparing samples to be sent out.
Assist in the preparation of presentation boards.
Ensuring the knitwear department is organised
Who you are?
Previous experience within a knitwear design team.
Knowledge of yarn mills.
An excellent understanding of the principals of knitwear.
You will have a basic knowledge of industry knitwear technical innovations
Good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as Microsoft Office is useful.
Strong drawing skills
An understanding of the Alexander McQueen design aesthetic
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work independently in a creative capacity when required
High level attention to detail,
Strong interest in Fashion and culture, current and historical
Why work with us?
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dynamic team with a visionary brand that offers possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering & we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.
- Full time
- United Kingdom