New apprenticeships for fashion industry hopefuls

Published: 30 January 2015

Local young people who want to work in London’s thriving fashion industry can now apply for a range of apprenticeships roles.

Fashion Enter, an innovative social enterprise which helps people get started with fashion and textile careers, is now advertising a range of new vacancies.

The council works closely with Fashion Enter to help connect local talent with major employers. Wandsworth residents are being encouraged to apply.

Today’s live vacancies include:

  • Junior Garment Technologist – Hobbs
  • Electronic Knitting Technician - Albion Knitting Co.
  • Linking Technician -  Albion Knitting Co.
  • Assistant Garment Technologist - New Look
  • 3 x Menswear Assistant Merchandisers (level 3 apprenticeships) - Dewhirts
  •  Production Assistant - Dewhirts

For full job descriptions and details on how to apply visit

Last November Wandsworth Council and Fashion Enter hosted the first ever “Big Fashion Conversation” at the town hall.  The event saw around 250 local young people meet face to face with professionals from big name brands like Alvanon, ASOS, the Cult of Fashion, the London Manufacturing Advisory Service, New Look, River Island and UKFT.

Wandsworth Council education spokesman Kathy Tracey said:

“These apprenticeships are fantastic opportunities to get a foothold in the industry and I hope Wandsworth residents will apply. Just weeks ago the town hall was filled with talented young people wanting to work in fashion and we will do everything we can to help them achieve their goals. Fashion Enter will provide many more opportunities in the weeks and months ahead so keep a close eye on their website.”

Fashion Enter Director Jenny Holloway said:

The power of the Big Fashion Conversation continues!  It's wonderful that we had such a vibrant audience within the Wandsworth Borough and now they can apply for these unique jobs as a fashion apprentice. Once you have a foothold in the industry and complete your apprenticeship you will be amazed how many doors this opens for different careers. University is not for everyone and apprenticeships really are a fantastic way to start your fashion career.”

For information about careers in the fashion industry visit

Wandsworth Jobs Package

The council has launched  a unique set of employment support services for local residents called the Wandsworth Jobs Package.

Hundreds of local people have already secured jobs, apprenticeships and training through these schemes.

Find out which service can help you at