Apprentice Lingerie & Swimwear Machinist Wacoal Europe Ltd

Do you have a genuine interest in sewing and producing garments and would like this exciting Apprenticeship opportunity to develop your skills and gain qualifications to become a fully qualified Machinist producing high quality lingerie and swimwear garments?

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thu, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 8 am - 1 pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • In joining the Team the Apprentice will be provided with an integrated programme of learning in order to acquire qualifications as a Machinist alongside vocational training and experience.
  • You will be fully supported to eventually become multi-skilled in sewing, being able to produce lingerie and swimwear garments from start to finish.
  • You must be able to follow instruction, be able to read information and apply it to your work, having a good attention to detail and will eventually learn the different machines needed to produce the garments.
  • In addition, the apprentice will learn about other areas of the business which will help understanding the importance of their role within the product development process.

Although this vacancy is being advertised now and the interview process will take place in June 2017 the Apprentice will not start employment until the beginning of October 2017.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have a genuine interest in sewing and the fashion industry,
  • Have good attention to detail,
  • Be able to follow instruction

Personal qualities

  • Keenness to learn,
  • Self motivated
  • Practical flair
  • Good communication skills

Qualifications required

  • GCSE, grade D or above, or equivalent qualifications, e.g. Functional Skills, in maths and English

Future prospects

On successful completion of the Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress to Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship and ultimately there could be an opportunity for a permanent role within the company.

Things to consider

Although Wacoal are starting the recruitment process for these vacancies now the start date will not be until Monday, 2nd October 2017. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship.

About the employer

Previously called Eveden Limited, Wacoal-Europe produce high quality lingerie and swimwear. The company is based in Rothwell Road, Desborough.


Wacoal Europe Ltd


The Corsetry Factory

Rothwell Road


NN14 2PG

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Training provider

A full programme of on-the-job training will be provided, plus study of the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 2 ABC NVQ Certificate in Manufacturing Sewn Products
  • Level 2 ABC Certificate in Apparel Production
  • Maths & English to Functional Skill Level 1 (if applicable)

You will have an Assessor to support you throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship and will have regular reviews at the workplace.

Apprenticeship framework

Fashion and Textiles

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kettering Borough Training


Joan Miller 01536 535900

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2017