Production Assistant Apprentice

Company Name:

DSI Clothing

Salary Range:

Minimum £3.40p/h for first 12 months

Job Description / Main Responsibilities:

Whilst training and learning the skills of a costume machinist you will also assist with dress decoration and trimmings, take part in fit sessions, learn about taking accurate measurements and develop knowledge of different fabric types.

  • Learning and developing skills in constructing and producing various simple first samples
  • Understanding and use of all industrial machines such as over locker, cover stitch, lock stitch, felling and button hole/attach
  • Assist with the making and altering of costumes
  • Sewing both simple and complicated toiles to develop own abilities for future progression
  • Assisting in cutting out samples/toiles
  • Learning and developing knowledge of different fabric types and how to handle and identify right side of fabric
  • Understanding internal components and when it is necessary to use them
  • Preparation of cut sample for machining
  • Learning the use of industrial machinery and how to work them correctly to achieve commercial wearable garments
  • Learning the correct process of pressing a garment through construction stages to final press
  • Assisting with the fitting and appearance of costumes
  • Learn about taking and recording accurate measurements
  • Help alter and refurbish costumes and accessories

Minimum level of education or qualifications:

A minimum of five GCSEs with grades A – C in Maths and English.

Qualifications and Skills:

An ideal candidate will have the following skills, qualifications or knowledge.

  • Good and accurate hand and machine sewing skills, basic knowledge of different sewing machines and their maintenance and familiarity with sewing terminology and techniques
  • The ability to work on own initiative and under supervision
  • A helpful, positive and flexible approach
  • Good time management and the ability to manage their own workload
  • Self-motivation to acquire new skills and knowledge