26.07.2021

Apprentice Garment Technologist

Job title: Apprentice Garment Technologist
Company: Aura
Location: Richmond


We are an expanding Design and Manufacturing company Based in Richmond, West London, supplying Lingerie, Swimwear and Nightwear to major retailers and designer brands. We are looking for an Apprentice Produce & Garment Technologist to join our production team.



Role & responsibilities: 

  • Manage quality & fit for all samples through the product lifecycle.

  • Compiling detailed, annotated fit comments with workable suggestions for improving fit, production quality & construction methods.

  • Arranging & managing internal fit sessions, booking models as required, taking detailed fit comments to amend patterns or construction methods.

  • Attending external fit sessions at all customers as required, taking detailed notes & interpreting fit comments from customers to be relayed to Aura team & factories to amend patterns or construction methods.

  • Managing customer expectations for fit quality and critical path timeline, ensuring customer demands are realistic, can be achieved on the production line, and fit approved within agreed critical path timeline.

  • Measurement & inspection of seals submitted from factories, recording measurements on spec charts, sharing data with customers & factories as required.

  • Checking quality of samples from factory to ensure correct materials, make up methods and patterns have been used and product achieves required standards.

  • Organising sample garments for fitting or filing, sending parcels to factories & customers and general sample administration.

  • Represent the company on trips to factories, share knowledge and learn from each other.

  • Review Customer’s Technical Manuals and ensure that any amendments or updates are relayed to the relevant factories & departments.


General/Communication:

  • Daily communication with customers, factories, suppliers and aura team members giving feedback & updates whenever necessary.

  • Keep all internal departments informed and critical path systems up to date. 

  • Regular conference/video calls with factories as necessary. 

  • Share ideas, best practice, sources and information willingly to enable the business to maximize opportunities and improve efficiencies. 

  • Participate in problem solving and work closely with the team to decide on a contingency/plan to take action where necessary.

  • Concise written & verbal communication both internally and externally, especially when communicating with the factories. In some instances a diagram/picture is more effective.

  • To work closely with Senior Managers and be aware at all times of any impact to Critical Path management, be it from customers, suppliers or our own internal workload.

  • Be aware of and share the Aura ethos around our Core Values; WE CARE, - Make it Happen, Want to Win it, Pride in our Product, Take Ownership, Earn Professional Respect.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Strong organisational & admin skills with ability to process multiple products throughout the lifecycle. 

  • Strong communication skills with excellent spoken & written English.


This role is available on the Level 4 Product Technologist apprenticeship. To apply please submit your CV to apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com
Please note you cannot have a fashion related degree to join the apprenticeship programme.