• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • This position has been filled.

Website Aura

Company – Aura

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 Sample Machinist to support our sample room and learn & develop new skills under our highly skilled sample machinists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Sew samples closely following given instructions.
  • Interpret annotated CADs, Construction sheets, Measurement Charts and Bill of Materials.
  • Work closely with Design and Technical Teams to find best construction solutions.
  • Ensure you receive thorough handover before sewing to understand what is required and keep to specifications.
  • Discuss any pattern problems with the designer/pattern cutter so that amendments can be made immediately.
  • Anticipate any potential quality issues arising from either construction or poor fabrication. Highlight any concerns to Design/Technical teams at earliest opportunity.
  • Ensure cut work is correct to pattern.
  • Make notes on Sample Development Log and share information to your colleagues in the sample room.
  • Record time spent on garments via Sample Sew App so Data can be utilised for productivity and customer profitability analysis,
  • Assist with cutting of fabrics.


  • Ensure Sample Room material/componentry stock levels are kept up to date and inform Adrian of any changes or reorders.
  • Keep materials and componentry in sample room and in warehouse tidy and organised.
  • Ensure the sample room and machinery is maintained. Alert Sample Room Manager/Senior Tech Manager of problems with machinery or request for Engineer.
  • During any ‘downtime’ periods offer any assistance to colleagues.
  • Follow ‘Safety Guidelines in the Sample Room’ document around machinery and sharps and  broken needles.

Visit Aura’s website here – http://www.aura-lingerie.com/

To apply for this apprenticeship please submit your CV to apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com
The role is available on the Level 2 sewing machinist apprenticeship