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Trainee Designer - Student Placement Year

Trainee Designer — Student Placement Year

Ready to own your career in an ever-growing fashion hub? Then take on a Primark placement starting in Summer 2023. This is your chance to grab valuable experience in a global company that truly feels like a family. You’ll have real projects with real autonomy. You’ll get to know incredible experts who make our fashion a reality. And you’ll gain off-the-scale exposure, making a huge impact for our customers and your future. Want it? Then own it on our student placement programme.

About the placement

You don’t watch from the sidelines around here you get stuck in. Through hands-on experience and responsibility from the get-go, you’ll gain a vast insight into how our business works and contribute to it on day one. Inspiring, supportive colleagues will make you feel welcome and valued. We’ll also help you to develop your skill set and grow your potential through supported learning with on-the-job training, masterclasses, and an assigned buddy/mentor.

What you’ll need
Whether your degree is in Fashion Design, Graphic Design or Textile Design – you'll show us a creative portfolio that we wish was ours. You’ll want to drive newness every single time, and you’ll thrive from meeting deadlines and shifting priorities. Of course, you’ll be happy to handle your own projects with the support of others, whether you’re hand-drawing or working directly on the Mac.

If you’re a creative multitasker who can put their ideas across to others, and you have working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, the Primark placement in Design is the perfect fit for you.

What you’ll do

You’ll help research and design a commercial range, from considering new techniques and fabrics, to finding out about, and then adapting the latest trends into Primark handwriting. It’s your chance to create typographically strong graphics and prints alongside our Design team and develop garment shape design.

You’ll gain an understanding of our products over time, but there will be detail too — you’ll follow briefs carefully, track amends and prepare design files for meetings with suppliers and more.

Why should you apply?

In Primark, we’ve always said everyone’s invited and we’re committed to making everyone feel safe and comfortable to be themselves. We believe that a diverse, inclusive, and accessible environment elevates us all, and enables creative ideas and collaboration to flourish. Because when we work together, we can accomplish so much more.

And yes, this place moves fast, and it’s growing even faster but we’re committed to providing the best, and most socially and environmentally ethical fashion that’s affordable for everyone. Primark Cares is our commitment to reducing fashion waste, halving our carbon footprint, and improving the lives of the people who make our products. And that’s not all! We’ll take care of you, with flexible working, a comprehensive relocation package, and some of the most genuine people you’ll ever work with. This placement has real impact, you could even see the results of your work, out on the shop floor! Make your CV look amazing and if you wow us, there could be a permanent job up for grabs when you graduate.

Isn’t it time you put theory into practice? We think so. Apply now for a Primark placement and start owning your journey.

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