Work with us
We are always interested in hearing from those who think they can bring something special to our team. If you are interested in a role at Richard Designs, contact us with your CV or view current vacancies.
Our location and working hours
We are based at Lancaster Way Business Park, which is approximately two miles from the centre of Ely. Due to our location, you will need to ensure that you have a reliable plan so you can travel to our premises each day.
We operate a 37.5 hour working week; 7.45am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.45am to 12.25pm on a Friday for production staff. Office staff hours are 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.
Do you have an interest in sewing or craftwork?
We currently have around eighty-five staff in our workrooms. Qualifications vary from those with little formal training to those with degree level education. The main requirement for our staff is a natural ability to work with detail, and the dedication to work to the highest standard to create the very best possible items for our customers. We like to offer our staff the chance to take City and Guild National Vocational Qualifications in a subject relevant to their work, and around 80% of our staff have taken and passed NVQs with us. Both mature and younger members of staff have achieved excellent standards and qualifications that will stay with them for life.
Age is not a barrier
In 2013, rules changed for school leavers, with all young people expected to stay in education, or choose work with training. We offer all of our staff training opportunities, with Apprenticeships and NVQs completed regularly. These new rules don't mean you have to stay in school, you can choose between school, college or work with training. If you are leaving school or college and have an interest in sewing or craftwork, art and design and would like to follow a career in bridal wear, textiles and design, we will be very pleased to hear from you. Please send your CV with a covering letter to our UK address.
We are equally delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in sewing or craftwork, experience in a professional capacity is not essential and full training is given.
Sales, customer service and administration
We have an excellent team, and do not need to advertise regularly for staff in these departments. Where appropriate, staff from our other departments may be trained and promoted to take on new challenges. However if you have a special interest we would like to hear from you. Administration and Customer Service staff may have to work under pressure as items for weddings are occasionally needed in a hurry, and items must be delivered on time. Our team of Sales Representatives travel extensively visiting our regular customers. A professional approach is required to represent our respected company. A love of travelling and driving are essential as this job means being away from home regularly.
All eligible staff now benefit from a 5% contribution paid into a professionally-managed pension scheme as part of your benefits package.