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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Graduate Trainee, Womenswear PR

Alexander McQueen - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
London - United Kingdom

Innovative, uncompromising, romantic, provocative, upholding the power of emotion and the touch of the human hand: these are all elements that describe the fashion of the house of Alexander McQueen. The brand is synonymous with modern British couture, renowned for its strong identity and celebration of unbridled creativity. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: femininity and masculinity, fragility and strength, tradition, and modernity. Under the creative direction of Sarah Burton, the house produces critically acclaimed collections, driven by unparalleled vision and respect for craftsmanship. Burton was made Head of Design for womenswear in 2000 and was appointed Creative Director in 2010. The luxury brand was founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Among the greatest fashion designers of his time, the legacy of his work lives on.

Alexander McQueen are currently seeking an enthusiastic Graduate Trainee who will report to the Womenswear Press Coordinator and Senior Press Officer, Womenswear as part of our dynamic London team. 

Your Opportunity?

The Graduate Trainee will be a highly organized and motivated individual looking to start a career in Public Relations within a leading luxury fashion house, integral to the team in this highly logistical position.

How you will contribute?

  • Working across departments to manage seasonal samples and liaise with our regional offices with local and international send outs and sample returns.

  • Manage all sample shipments, domestic & international to an excellent standard.

  • Responsible for caring for all WRTW samples to a couture level standard and presenting a consistent knowledge of each collection.

  • Assist the Press team with all PR related events- Press days, lookbook shoots and seasonal projects.

  • Working well within a Head Office team, directly supporting the Womenswear Press Coordinator and Senior Press Officer, Womenswear as part of the wider Press team.

  • Assisting with relevant admin documentation for the Womenswear and Accessories team, including seasonal documentation and managing Fashion GPS to ensure all samples are logged correctly.

  • Work closely with internal departments such as the design studio and production for sample needs.

  • Work with the editorial Work Placement student to ensure all coverage for the category is saved correctly.

  • Manage the day to day running of the press office, ensuring stationary and send out supplies are replenished. Ad-hoc duties required depending on the daily needs of the team.

Who you are?

  • Degree in a related discipline (PR / Communications), preferred but not required

  • Previous work experience in a fast paced, demanding, and agile PR department

  • Experience with software such as Fashion GPS.

  • Knowledge of FedEx, DHL, UPS and other shipment /courier companies to a high standard preferred.

  • Proactive with a high level of attention to detail

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Team player with a can-do attitude

Why work with us?

At Alexander McQueen together we push boundaries to create legacy. Everyone can make a difference and anything is possible.

We are passionate about beauty, creativity & quality. This is an opportunity to join our community of hard-working and talented individuals who are playing a part in the success of the House.

We offer a package of competitive benefits including, but not limited to -

  • Pension, private medical insurance & performance related bonus.

  • Clothing allowance, employee discounts & monthly lunch subsidy.

  • 25 days annual leave excluding Bank Holidays plus dedicated time for employee volunteering.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Alexander McQueen, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. We know that diverse skills, mindsets and experiences foster creativity and collaboration.

Please let our recruitment team know if you need support or reasonable adjustments to be made at any stage of the recruitment process. We will work with you to ensure that you have the best experience.

What’s next?

All applications will be considered and we will do our best to provide an answer as soon as possible.

  • Full time
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom

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