Woven Design Intern

An opportunity for two Woven Textiles students to join our design team on a two week paid internship.

About the Internships

These two internships will each last two weeks. The first runs from 15th July until 26th July 2024 and the second, from 12th August until 23rd August 2024.

You will be working with our team of in-house woven Designers gaining hands on experience of how our design department runs and an insight into how we develop innovative fabrics for our own collections through exploring yarns, weight, structure, pattern, composition, and price. You will be shown live design briefs and how to respond to these quickly and creatively helping to make each brief become a reality.   

About You

Our ideal interns will:

  • Currently be studying a course related to textiles, specialising in Weave and ideally be in your third year or final year of study.
  • Enthusiastic and creative with a passion for the continuous learning and technical understanding of the weaving process.
  • Be a team player, highly motivated and have a flexible and determined approach to any challenges presented to you.
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced Design Department.

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.

About Us

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin is an innovative, luxury clothing brand celebrating 225 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 1,000 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 hr@johnstonsofelgin.com.

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 Monday 20th May 2024

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