Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship Sassi Holford

A Sassi Holford Bridal Couture sewing machinist apprentice will learn a high level of technique in machine sewing, overlocking, hand sewing and pressing. You will learn garment construction and how to work with a wide range of luxury fabrics. Working on wedding dresses requires precision and concentration, and a clean and tidy working environment.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Advanced machine sewing
  • Garment construction preparation
  • Couture hand sewing

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (exemptions apply) 
  • 'Off the Job' training is carried out at the place of work 
    Training is one day a week 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to the offer of a Level 3 Apprenticeship or a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English (Grade 6) Desired

Things to consider

The Apprentice will be working with industrial sewing machines and presses

About the employer

The Sassi Holford label has become synonymous with luxury fashion. Designer Sassi herself is an icon of British style and is firmly established in the high-end market through her innovative design. As well as creating award-winning and highly acclaimed bridal gowns, Sassi has made an impact on the fashion world with her classic and versatile pieces – both bespoke and ready-to-wear – that are aimed at the discerning, stylish woman. Since the brand’s launch in 1981, Sassi has celebrated many milestones and has developed the label into an influential fashion business. Alongside multiple awards, including three times Best British Bridalwear Designer, Sassi has also hit the spotlight for dressing A-list celebrities and royalty. Today the brand is sold throughout the UK, including the Sassi Holford flagship store in central London, and has trading partners in the USA and Australia.


Sassi Holford







Martin Jenkins



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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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