Experienced Womenswear Machinist
Job Title: Womenswear Sample Machinist
Job Location: West London W10 4LG
Job Type: Full-Time
Employment type: subcontractor
Hours: 9-5 pm Mon - Fri or negotiable
Salary: Negotiary (depends on experience)
Payment types: per piece, per hour (both or either depending on the candidate skills and speed)
Documents required: valid ID, the right to live and work in the UK, UTR number
IMPORTANT: you will be asked to perform all the sewing work on the premises. No work is allowed to be taken outside the premises for sewing even if you have your own studio.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an experienced womenswear machinist with over 7 years of experience in making women's clothing from start to finish. An ideal candidate will have worked for a sampling and manufacturing unit in the same industry offering high-end finishing to garments. Please apply only if you are ready to start making garments as you join us because we are not looking for candidates who need training on industrial equipment, recent university alumni or candidates experienced in upholstery manufacturing.
What garments you'll be making
Blouses and shirts
What fabrics you will be working with
Wool and cashmere (seasonal)
Will I be cutting garments, too?
No. You will be sewing garments from pre-cut patterns
Will I do any garment alterations?
Skills set we are looking for:
Ability to perform French seams
Ability to work on industrial machinery and press
Ability to perform hand stitching
Ability to perform pin hems
Ability to read and understand dockets and instructions supplied with the garment
Ability to follow garment construction notes
Ability to meet deadlines and work independently to fulfil the order in a timely manner
Ability to understand English at an everyday communication level
As a subcontractor, you will have the choice of taking a holiday at any time of the year. However, it is recommended you discuss the holiday periods with the team and the Production Manager to avoid work overload and absence from work at busy periods of the year. We aim to provide a better life-work balance to every member of our team. Therefore, you may be asked to have a maximum of two weeks holiday in one go as longer holiday periods may strain the rest of our team who may have to work overtime during your absence.
Paid weekly directly into your bank account
You will be responsible for reporting your income to HMRC and filing your own Tax Return each year.
Application process stages
Stage 1: online application/CV submission
Stage 2: a face-to-face interview with the Director
Stage 3: an unpaid trial where you will be asked to sew a garment from start to finish. There is no time limit to the trial, however, it should take you up to one hour to complete this garment. The purpose of this trial is to assess your seam quality skills, speed and ability to use industrial machinery. The trial and the interview are often offered on the same day for your convenience.
If successful, you will be able to discuss the details of your employment and a potential start date.
I applied but haven't received a response?
Due to a high number of applicants, we apologise in advance if we are unable to answer to your application or provide grounds for refusal.
How to apply
Fill in the application form and wait to hear from us. If successful, you will be invited for an interview.