We believe that an internship is a valuable part of learning about the creative industry as much as it is about developing practical skills and experiencing what it's like to be part of a bustling business. We look for candidates who are friendly, motivated, eager to learn, show attention to detail and have good communication skills. Two years of study required.
On a knitwear placement you may work on a variety of tasks and projects, including: swatches, machine knitting, linking, hand knitting, finishing, creating surface patterns, assisting with special projects such as commissions or developing upcoming collections for varying demographics. Domestic machine knitting using flat bed, double bed, computerised, punchcard, fairisle and jacquard. Practical based.
Fashion & Textiles Internship
This internship is practical based working as a design and studio assistant to head designer, Megan Crook. She will be giving one to one tutorials throughout the placement. You may work on a variety of tasks and projects, including but not limited to: pattern cutting, grading and tracing, manufacturing and sampling, illustrating, developing concepts for new products, trend research, assisting with special projects such as commissions or developing upcoming collections for varying demographics and price points and assisting with photoshoots.
PR and Marketing Internship
Some of the tasks for this placement might include: creating content for blog posts, social media, newsletters and press releases, designing online promotions and creating new product listings for our website or affiliate sites, doing market research and developing marketing campaigns, contacting editors or assisting with organising fashion shows and photoshoots. You will also have the opportunity to assist with exhibitions, product photography, photo editing, book keeping and admin should you choose. Confident writing skills are a must!
Please note all short term placements (3-6 months) are unpaid. The time invested into your training is extensive and we can not pay to teach you! Long term placements will be considered for paid piece work after a successful trial period. We do reimburse travel costs up to £10 per day to our premises in Derby city centre.
If you are interested in our internship opportunities and would like to be part of the Crooked Knitwear Team then we would love to hear form you! Please only apply if you can genuinely commit to your agreed placement duration.
Please send your CV, expression of interest and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org.