Sewing Operative


This is an exciting opportunity to join a new training programme to learn the skills of overlocking, blanket stitch and sewing machining to enhance our woven accessory products.

About the Role

The duties of this position will be to operate various types of machines to make blankets, ponchos or cushions.  There may be hand sewing and other tasks which need to be undertaken such as adding embellishments. Full training will be provided so no experience is necessary.

We have two shifts available - 

Monday to Thursday 0700 to 1600 and Friday 0700 to 1200, equating to 39 hours per week 


Monday to Thursday 1600 to 0100, equating to 34 hours per week

Hours can be made flexible for the selected candidate (i.e. 1800 - 2200 or 1800 to 2400)

About You

We are looking for someone who:

  • is willing to learn
  • is highly motivated
  • is able to work well within a team
  • has high levels of attention to detail
  • has good colour vision

Sewing skills are beneficial but not essential.

About Us

Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand with more than 222 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family–owned company has carefully sourced cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality expertise in our own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 900 staff,  our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high–quality designs which are made to last. Our brand is focused on sustainability, working with natural, renewable and biodegradable fibres and we are committed to maintaining a minimal environmental footprint.

The firm supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Closing date - Friday 12 November 2021

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