Textiles & Fashion Jobs

Jobs in textiles and fashion combine transferable business skills with a passion and understanding of the fashion industry itself, making talented candidates particularly valuable in this sector.

At Alexander Hancock we understand and appreciate this, and work hard to make sure we check references and thoroughly vet all applicants so that we can recommend the individuals who are the very best fit for each textiles or fashion role that becomes available.

Manchester is famously known as Cottonopolis, in recognition of its importance to the UK’s textiles trade during the Industrial Revolution, and to this day it remains a major hub for all kinds of fabrics and fashion design jobs.

We work with employers from across the region, and with experienced candidates keen to work in this major fashion hub, to place the right people in the right places for maximum mutual benefit.

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Design Technician

Job Ref: 6400

Job Type: PERM

Location: Radcliffe

Salary: £Competitive

Posted: 17th August, 2018

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Types of Textiles Vacancies

Jobs in Manchester’s fashion sector can strike a different balance between the transferable business skills mentioned above, and those specific to the fashion industry.

As an example, you might choose to work in the Manchester fashion industry in order to pursue a career as:

  • Apparel Buyers
  • Garment Technology
  • Graduate Designers
  • Manufacturer Quality Control

Along with this, there are also jobs in textiles that encompass traditional business skills including:

  • Area Retail Management
  • Import/Export
  • Sales Order Processing
  • Supply Chain & Stock Control
  • Warehousing & Logistics

Candidates with direct experience of roles from both of these lists (or similar) are likely to have a considerable edge when applying for fashion & textiles vacancies, as employers will value applicants who can clearly balance the creative design aspects of the job with the direct business elements.

Challenges in Fashion Jobs

Fashion is a fast-moving sector by nature, and there are new challenges in textiles jobs all the time, not only in terms of new design trends, but also new manufacturing methods like outsourcing to China and India.

In contrast to this, an increasing number of companies capitalise on traditional techniques, hiring independent designers and artisanal textile workers within the UK to reinforce the provenance behind their brand.

Alexander Hancock can help applicants to understand the nature of the roles that are currently available in the Manchester fashion jobs market, while maximising the mutual benefits of candidates placed into roles with local textiles firms – and all at competitive rates that allow more to be passed to the employee in remuneration.

Once again, I feel compelled to write to you to thank you for the calibre of candidates put forward for interview from Alexander Hancock. You appear to have a very good understanding of the requirements for each of my roles and it is very rare that I do not first interview from the CV’s you submit to me. This is a credit to the time and effort you put into screening the applicants to ensure that they meet my academic requirements, have the relevant experience, share our customer ethos and have the right team fit. I have very much enjoyed working with you during the last 12 months and look forward to continuing so for many years to come.

Alison