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We have lots of opportunities for new team members to join our production team. Whether you are looking for a permanent position or Summer work, a part time or full time role, please get in touch.

We currently have positions available for new trainees, experienced staff as well as apprenticeships. We welcome speculative applications, so if you are interested in joining our team and feel you have something to offer, please email your CV to nicola.cole@richard-designs.com


Petticoat Machinist – Full Time

Due to an increase in orders, we are looking for candidates who are able to use a sewing machine and are interested in receiving training to progress within a machinist role. You will have the opportunity to work on a flatbed, ribbon (twin needle), overlocker and gatherer machine. The ideal candidate should have a genuine interest in textiles/sewing or have studied these subjects.

Being a machinist is skilled work, so you must have a keen eye for detail and be able to work well under pressure. You will be expected to machine for the majority of the working day and will need to have regular training sessions to learn new patterns and improve your skill level.

You will be working as part of a team, so must be a good time-keeper, reliable and flexible. All applicants must have basic reading and writing ability, as design instructions and patterns are in written format and you must be willing to learn and take instructions from senior members of the team.


Wedding Veil Maker - Full Time

We are looking for someone to join our wedding veil department to hand-sew beautiful veils for brides’ weddings.

Experience is not required as training will be given on all aspects of the role. You will be shown how to hand-sew and decorate the veils with different laces and crystals before progressing onto other tasks within the department.

The successful candidate must have a keen interest in sewing or craftwork, a natural ability to work with detail, and the dedication to work to the highest standard to create the quality expected by our customers. You must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.


Veil Sewing Machinist - Full Time or Part Time

We are looking for sewing machinists to join our wedding veil team to help create beautiful veils for brides’ weddings.

Experience of using a sewing machine is required, however this doesn’t have to be professional experience, and training will be given on our patterns and processes.

As well as using a flatbed and overlocking machine, there is the opportunity to learn how to use our embroidery machines. These hand-guided chain stitch embroidery machines allow you to create intricate embroidered designs.

The successful candidate must have a keen interest in sewing or craftwork, a natural ability to work with detail, and the dedication to work to the highest standard to create the quality expected by our customers. You must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

We welcome applications for full time or part time hours, please state your preferred hours in your application.


If you are interested in working with us please send your CV to Nicola Cole. Email nicola.cole@richard-designs.com or call 01353 661600.

You can find out more about what it is like to work with us on our work with us page, including working hours, location and transport links.

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