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Graduate Knitwear Designer – Ladies Fashion (TGN5018) – Excellent Salary DOE

Graduate Knitwear Designer – Ladies Fashion (TGN5018) – Excellent Salary DOE

  • Designers/Product Developers
  • Manchester

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Ladieswear

Job Ref: TGN5018

The Company:

Our client is an established supplier of Ladies Fashion who are looking to recruit a creative and talented Graduate / Assistant Knitwear Designer for their busy department. They are a forward-thinking company producing young ladies fashion ranges for a range of High Street stores & retailers including Asda, Oasis, Missguided, Forever 21, JD Sports, Lipsy & ASOS.  The ideal candidate will have Knitwear Design experience & have strong CAD skills.


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Plus Programme with Bupa
  • Opportunity to travel and receive training.
  • Birthday off after 1 year of service
  • Monthly Sample Sales
  • Staff discount
  • Regular staff socials
  • Friday early finish (1 hour earlier than normal)

The Role:

  • Supporting the Senior Designer.
  • Creating and producing commercial Ladies knitwear designs.
  • Extensive market research and comp shops.
  • Keeping up to date with fashion trends including colours and shapes.
  • Working to customer design briefs.
  • Delivering products on budget.
  • Designing and developing the range from initial concept to finished product.
  • Be commercially aware of current trends and themes.
  • Demonstrate a good commercial understanding of the high street customer the product is for.
  • Working closely with the design team with trend, colour, shape, graphic and fabric direction.
  • Interpreting trends and translating them to the customer profile in a commercial way.
  • Researching consumer markets, monitoring market trends & identifying potential opportunities.
  • Monitoring the product distribution and consumer reactions.
  • Working with buyers to develop new product content and creating brand development.
  • Working with Merchandising team to ensure all products are designed in line with the Critical Path.
  • Working closely with overseas factories and building up good relationships.
  • Processing samples as they come into the office.
  • Supporting the design team with day-to-day administration.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Ideally have a placement, internship or work experience in a similar role.
  • Be a 2020 or 2021 Fashion Design Graduate (or similar).
  • Have strong CAD skills (Photoshop & Illustrator).
  • Be passionate about Knitwear.
  • Experience in researching & forecasting trends.
  • Have a good commercial eye is essential to the role.
  • Good written and verbal communication across all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
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