Sewing Operative

We are currently recruiting sewing operatives to join our busy Lockstitch department.

About the Role

We are currently recruiting sewing operatives to join our busy Lockstitch department. The duties of this position will be to operate various types of machines to make blankets, ponchos or cushions for world renowned brands.  There may be hand sewing, cutting and other tasks which need to be undertaken such as adding embellishments.

There is also the opportunity to join our inhouse Modern Apprenticeship programme and gain a qualification, after your initial training.

We have permanent vacancies on our back shift working Monday to Thursday 4pm - 1am (34 hours per week).

Flexibility is available for the right candidate. Rate of pay is starting from £12 per hour dependent on experience.

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
  • takes pride in working to a very high standard at all times

Sewing skills are beneficial but not essential.

About Us

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand celebrating 226 years of experience in working with the world’s finest fibres. Across three centuries, our family-owned company has carefully sources cashmere and fine woollen fibres from around the world, applying the latest technology and highest quality craft expertise in our very own vertical Scottish mills. Employing over 1,200 staff, our valued employees and communities are at the heart of everything we do, producing unique, high-quality designs that 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.

Johnstons of Elgin is proud to be an equal opportunity employer wholeheartedly supporting the principles of equality and diversity to build an inclusive workforce. Our aim is to embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do to create an environment where our employees feel safe to be their whole authentic self without having to downplay or change parts of their identity. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, which goes beyond those characteristics protected by law to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking.

We endeavour to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and encourage any candidate who requires assistance to contact us at

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement or qualification. At Johnstons of Elgin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but think your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Please note all applicants must be able to provide evidence of their right to remain and take up paid employment in country job is based.

Closing date - Friday 24th May 2024

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