Employment Opportunities

Check here for the latest placement, internship and jobs

Paid Positions

Freelance Embroidery Teacher

Practical embroidery knowledge essential

Location: various locations around the world
Salary: competitive

Hand & Lock are looking for a skilled, friendly embroidery teacher to help with the expansion of our popular embroidery school.

You will have to have a strong background in hand embroidery and be familiar with tambour beading, silkshading and goldwork. As a member of the Hand & Lock team you will need to be familiar with our company heritage and unique place in British textile history. A background in fashion embroidery or embroidered textile arts will be an asset. You will be expected to seek out and provide feedback from students so we develop the course structures and teaching materials to ensure Hand & Lock’s reputation as one of the worlds best embroidery schools. In addition to being a teacher and ambassador for the Hand & Lock brand you will also have to be confident promoting and selling additional courses,materials and services.

Full training of our in-house teaching style will be offered along with any embroidery techniques you are less familiar with. You will be taught about the company history and introduced to organisations and institutions around the world with whom we have partnered with to deliver our classes. In this role you will represent the company teaching classes in the UK and also overseas. If given the opportunity to travel to different cities around the world to teach our many classes you will be paid all the relevant travel expenses.

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to enquiries@handembroidery.com or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Internships

Studio Assistant

Basic hand sewing skills essential

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid

You will spend your day working with the design and embroidery teams to help facilitate the flow of jobs through the studio in a timely and organised fashion. Jobs will include assisting the designer on large scale design work, assisting the embroiders with preparing garments for monogramming and setting up frames. Depending on the time of year you may be assisting with in-studio events, the Spring/Summer collection or the annual Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery. Duties may also include assisting with machine embroidery work, posting work on social media and maintaining an ordered studio.

This internship is ideal for anyone hoping to broaden their experience within the fashion industry and interns the time and scope to work on their own projects and learn from professionals.

Within the placement schedule you will be working in the departments of :-

Digital Embroidery – Preparing work for embroidery on the Digital Machines, a chance to learn about larger scale projects.
Hand Embroidery – Monogramming and specialist work – this may involve Tambour beading silk shading and sampling etc.,
Production of larger scale work in embroidery.
Marketing, Social Media and Website insights.
Archive & Military research and documentation.
Assisting customers at front of house with enquiries (All training will be given) 

Within the placement scheme you are also welcome to attend one or more (spaces permitting ) of our specialist classes free of charge.

All placements run Mon – Fri 10 am until 4.30 pm (sometimes could be later if little errands need to be run at last minute). You will have 30 minutes for lunch.

Our placements normally run from 1-6 months, a minimum of 3 days a week and are all unpaid, we cannot help with travel or accommodation expenses, to this end the amount of time you would like to spend here is entirely up to you but must be in-keeping with legal requirements regarding internships.

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to enquiries@handembroidery.com or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Embroidery Assistant

Previous embroidery experience required

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid

You will primarily work on creating seasonal samples with our head of hand embroidery. During the internship you will work at a full size embroidery frame using haute couture techniques to produce on trend samples for the design team to present to potential clients. Duties will also include helping the studio assistant maintain a tidy and well ordered studio and helping out on large scale projects if and when necessary. While at Hand & Lock you will have the opportunity to learn new embroidery skills and how to take traditional techniques and apply them in a contemporary fashion. Especially talented interns will have the opportunity to learn haute couture embroidery techniques such as goldwork, silkshading and tambour beading.

This internship is ideal for anyone hoping to broaden their experience within the fashion industry and interns the time and scope to work on their own projects and learn from professionals.

Within the placement schedule you will be working in the departments of :-

Digital Embroidery – Preparing work for embroidery on the Digital Machines, a chance to learn about larger scale projects.
Hand Embroidery – Monogramming and specialist work – this may involve Tambour beading silk shading and sampling etc.,
Production of larger scale work in embroidery.
Marketing, Social Media and Website insights.
Archive & Military research and documentation.
Assisting customers at front of house with enquiries (All training will be given) 

Within the placement scheme you are also welcome to attend one or more (spaces permitting ) of our specialist classes free of charge.

All placements run Mon – Fri 10 am until 4.30 pm (sometimes could be later if little errands need to be run at last minute). You will have 30 minutes for lunch.

Our placements normally run from 1-6 months, a minimum of 3 days a week and are all unpaid, we cannot help with travel or accommodation expenses, to this end the amount of time you would like to spend here is entirely up to you but must be in-keeping with legal requirements regarding internships.

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to enquiries@handembroidery.com or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Marketing Assistant

No previous experience necessary but must be able to write and speak fluent English.

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid

You will assist the Communications Manager and Prize Coordinator to promote and sell the Hand & Lock brand. As such you will need to be a natural and confident communicator. Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are preferred but not essential.

Duties include managing social media, writing product descriptions, writing press releases, designing publicity materials and organising promotional events. Within the marketing department you will also help with administration and ecommerce fulfilment of orders made through the Hand & Lock Website. You will learn how to use essential marketing software’s such as Buffer and Mail Chimp as well as how to edit articles on WordPress and add and edit products to an Oxatis eCommerce site. This internship is ideal for anyone looking to start a career in Fashion Marketing or PR and offers plenty of room for developing your own projects or ideas.

Within the placement scheme you are also welcome to attend one or more (spaces permitting ) of our specialist classes free of charge.

All placements run Mon – Fri 10 am until 4.30 pm (sometimes could be later if little errands need to be run at last minute). You will have 30 minutes for lunch.

Our placements normally run from 1-6 months, a minimum of 3 days a week and are all unpaid, we cannot help with travel or accommodation expenses, to this end the amount of time you would like to spend here is entirely up to you but must be in-keeping with legal requirements regarding internships.

If you are interested in this position please email your CV and cover letter to enquiries@handembroidery.com or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Contact us to apply