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Hobbs Garment Technology Apprenticeship




This appointment supports the Senior Garment Technologist in the delivery of the technical excellence and premium product quality.

In order to deliver a challenging business plan, there is a need to ensure sound succession planning of the Quality Assurance team, the Junior Garment Technologist assists senior members to constantly challenge and improve product quality, whilst learning about innovation in product engineering and manufacturing to deliver efficiencies and solutions directly at source with Supplier/Manufacturers.

Reporting to

Senior Garment Technologist

Main Purpose of the Job

To support and assist the Senior Garment Technologist working closely with the Buying team and Supplier/Manufacturers.  The Junior Garment Technologist works to support consistent premium product quality is developed directly at source with Supplier/Manufactures which is fully aligned with the business and department objectives having a well developed understanding of the target customer.

The Junior Garment Technologist assists in the creation of technical garment specifications released to suppliers for an individual collection, working closely with a Senior Garment Technologist in finding solutions and efficiencies supporting the Buying team.

The Junior Garment Technologist supports peer development within the QA team building positive relationships, cultivating partnership at all times with Suppliers. Demonstrating an understanding and implementing the Hobbs brand values at all times.

Key responsibilities

Key Skills/Personal Attributes


 Level of Freedom of Action and Guidance Required

Skills Required





Technical Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly, Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Quest, CIMS – desirable


Professional Expertise

  • Understanding of the role of garment technology, product development inc. pattern development, grading and lay planning an advantage.
  • An understanding of retail and manufacturing practices.
  • Confident at building and maintaining relationships.
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain trust and confidentiality.
  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills, demonstrating attention to detail.


People Values

One team and individually accountable

The desire and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in own and other teams, balanced with being individually accountable and responsible. Underpinned by the belief that this will allow Hobbs to achieve superior results.

Passionate and positive

Having a consistently positive attitude to Hobbs, its products and people, leading to passionate performance in the delivery of tasks and initiatives that support the brand ambitions.

Results driven and respectful

Constantly striving to achieve outstanding results whilst being empathetic to colleagues and customers.

Decisive and Fair

The ability to take the right action at the right time to maximise business benefits. Challenge is always constructive and actions taken are always just and honest.

Celebrating success and learning from experiences

Recognises and acknowledges achievements and efforts appropriately and intuitively whilst learning from own and other’s past experiences to ensure continuous improvement.

Leadership – Inspiring and Inspired

The desire and ability to lead and motivate a team to deliver outstanding results by being fully engaged with the brand, the business and its people.

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