15.06.2018

Couturier Apprentice - Ralph & Russo

RALPH & RUSSO 
 

JOB TITLE: COUTURIER APPRENTICE

REPORTS TO: HC TEAM LEADER

LOCATION: ATELIER

GRADE: APPRENTICE

DESCRIPTION

We have an amazing opportunity for and Apprentice Couturier to work within our Haute Couture Atelier. You will learn the technical skills and understand step by step the garment construction process ensuring the designers vision is brought to life for all clients.

You will be responsible for the preparation of all fabrics and materials for the couture team to construct garments in a timely manner and finishing garments by hand in time for delivery.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Steaming & preparing fabrics for cutting, assisting Garment Marking Coordinator as and when required 
  • Assisting with the preparation of all tasks for Junior Couturier, Couturier and Senior Couturier
  • Stitching delicate pin hem by hand
  • Basic experience on Fabric Manipulation
  • Mounting lace, fabrics and other materials
  • Basic knowledge of embroidery techniques
  • Cutting Fabrics according to pattern measurements
  • Able to check body measurements against real fabrics and patterns
  • Stitching applique lace, flowers and other embroideries
  • Minimum experience and understanding of general embroidery techniques and to assist with embroideries during tight deadlines
  • Fuse materials to a high standard
  • Knowledge of different hand stitching techniques, specifically, chain stitch, cross stitch, back stitch, stab stitch, running stitch, top stitch and tuck stitch
  • Able to finish inner and outer fabrics of Haute couture garments for delivery
  • Understand how to use and manage luxury fabrics, specifically – Tulle, Lace & Mesh

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern cutting and embroidery
  • Precise
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Takes direction well
  • Eager to learn
  • Supportive

ROLE SPECIFICATION

This role is available on the Level 3 Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship programme. This is an18 month programme where you will spend one day a week training for the qualification at the Fashion Technology Academy.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and you may be asked to carry out any other reasonable request by your line manager or a member of the Ralph & Russo management team. The contents of this job description may alter from time to time in accordance with the business requirements.

To Apply submit your CV to apprenticeships@fashion-enter.com