Creative jobs and internships

Looking for a job or work experience in the creative industries?

Do you day dream about life away from the office where you are working for a creative business? We’ve brought together a list of resources to help you realise your dreams. We’ll also be keeping this page up to date with businesses who regularly advertise jobs and where you can get work experience and internships. We’ve also put together a list of resources to help you develop new skills to progress with your career. Whether it’s making products, designing or promoting a creative brand, find out more here. Also don’t forget to check out our interview series on Careers in Sewing.


Current jobs – UK


We have listed sewing companies with job and intern opportunities. Check out their pages for the latest posts and also our Sewing Noticeboard.

Fashion and Textiles Museum, London.

Sew Over It, London

Tilly and the Buttons, London

The Village Haberdashery, London

Search for part time freelance creative work and full time jobs in textiles, manufacturing, tailoring, fashion, teaching and design on:  GumtreeIndeed.co.uktotaljobs.comDrapersjobs.com, LinkedIn and GuardianJobs.


Internships:


Creative businesses that sometimes offer internship or work experience opportunities

UK

Sew Over It – London based sewing business with two shops that teaches sewing classes and has a brand of patterns and products.

Sew In Brighton – Brighton based sewing school with opportunities for internships in marketing and sewing.

USA

Burdastyle – keep an eye on the Burdaystyle blog for intern opportunities throughout the year.

Colette – check here for opportunities in sewing pattern design, production and media.

Free Fashion Internships – dedicated website to finding internships at Fashion businesses.

Sew Chic pattern company – design and producing patterns, Oregon USA.


Skills needed and other interests:


Blog series

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Make Boss – a series for creative entrepeneurs by Closet Case Files

Also see our Bloggers Tools resource page where we have included useful links to develop your online skills.

Organisations

Creative Skills Set – UK based with a great list of job descriptions to browse and insights into the skills and qualifications you would need. Plus read some real life stories and get support for training.

Prospects – UK based site where you can search graduate jobs, work experience placements and read employer profiles.

Craft Industry Alliance – information on the craft industry for professionals.

Books

Craft a creative business by Fiona Pullen and website with more information.

The creative entrepreneur by Isa Marie Seminega

Online marketing for your craft business by Hilary Pullen

How to Style your brand by Fiona Humberstone

Short Creative Training courses to boost your skills

Teaching topics including pattern cutting, tailoring, millinery, creative marketing, fashion design, Photoshop, Illustrator, photography, video and art.

UK

Morley College (London), London College of Fashion (London), London College of Contemporary Arts (London),V&A Museum (London).

Online

Burdastyle AcademyCreative LiveCreative Bug.