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Would you like to work with a leading company that is always committed to producing only the highest quality hand embroidered products?

We always like to hear from textiles, fashion, design and fashion marketing students who are looking for work experience or placement opportunities with us. Please read the positions available and apply using the form at the bottom of this page.

Studio Assistant

Basic hand sewing skills essential

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid
Start Date: Ongoing

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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.

If a large embroidery project is taken on during your placement you may also (dependant on you skill level) be drafted in to work on the frames. While at Hand & Lock you should learn how to construct a large scale embroidery frame, how to transfer embroidery designs and how to frame pieces for machine embroidery. You will also have the opportunity to attend embroidery classes Hand & Lock run during your placement (space permitting). 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.

Embroidery Assistant

Previous embroidery experience required

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid
Start Date: Ongoing

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You will work on creating seasonal samples with our in-house sampling designer. 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.

Marketing Assistant

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

Location: London Oxford Circus
Salary: Unpaid
Start Date: Ongoing

Marketing

You will assist the Communications Manager to promote and sell the Hand & Lock brand. Duties include managing social media, writing press releases, designing publicity materials and organising promotional events. You will learn how to use essential marketing software’s such as Hootsuite, Survey Monkey and Constant Contacts as well as how to edit articles on WordPress and add new 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.

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