Junior Apparel Designer


  • Rochdale  
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    11 March 2024  
    Posted on
    9 February 2024  

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious individual to join our Design team as an Assistant Apparel Designer to join our in-house “Own Brand” Design team at Footasylum’s Head Office in Rochdale. We are home to multiple brands across men’s, women’s, kid’s and accessories.

This role gives a great opportunity to the right candidate to work on Footasylum’s “own brands” such as Zavetti Canada, KWD, Alessandro Zavetti and many more, with excellent progression opportunities.

About You:

The successful candidate should have a fashion / design related degree, with 2 years industry experience.

We are looking for an organised, self-motivator who can take ownership of their responsibilities whilst working closely with the rest of the design team.

The Team:

We are a rapidly growing team of diverse talented individuals with a passion for all things fashion. Our aim is to help create an environment where you can achieve, progress and develop. You will be supported in your journey, and we will celebrate your progression with you.


  • Researching new emerging trends and High Street competitors, including comp shop trips and identifying key commercial trends.
  • Travelling to UK stores and attending research trips for inspiration
  • Collaborating with the Design Team in the development of Own Brand ranges through creating trend overviews and design collections.
  • Demonstrating understanding of clear and concise technical CAD design specifications and displaying the ability to create these within specified time frames.
  • Creating designs, technical packs and mood boards using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Independently completing smaller design briefs with guidance from Designers.
  • Possessing a good understanding of children’s safety standard guidelines and feeding this back to the team.
  • Working with factories overseas and building good working relationships.
  • Managing visual overviews of the critical path to show ordered & development styles.
  • Supporting the wider design team with ad-hoc tasks.
  • Supporting the senior design team with preparation for production and development trips.

Skills and Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in the high street fashion industry with a relevant portfolio to support this
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills
  • The ability to adapt and react quickly to changing demands and priorities.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills


We recognise and value the importance of diversity to help make sure we have lots of different perspectives when we are building products and services. We know that this will help us build useful and accessible things which our customers will love. This is great news for our business. Diversity for us is also, importantly, about building happy teams full of people that want to learn and want to be inspired by each other and our different experiences.

Recruitment Process:

We review applications on an individual basis, and if we feel you would be a good fit we’ll invite you for a call or Teams video for an informal chat about the role, and to see if we’re a good fit for you.

We value open and honest conversations and collaboration, giving you a chance to learn about what we are doing in an informal and friendly environment. We want to know about you and why you feel that this is the opportunity for you.

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