Assistant Garment Technologist

Date Posted: 17 days ago

Job Description

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


Working closely with the Product Engineering Manager in developing garments from first Proto Sketch, through to PP Approval, Pilot and into bulk production. Ensuring all garments are engineered to maximise utilisation of manufacturing methods, skills and equipment and are in line with costing parameters and on time delivery.


  • Technical specification
  • Working closely with the Assistant Production Engineers to ensure the team are working to the correct standards and exact information and visualised (drawn images) are completed in line with the critical path.
  • Ensuring correct methods and use of the systems are always being adhered to .
  • Produce/ oversee garment Technical Specifications ensuring all relevant construction and machine settings are documented.
  • Technical Risk Assessment Process
  • Working closely with Product Engineering Manager and team to ensure the technical risk assessment process from first sketch through to Pre-Production hand over captures all potential Risks are identified, documented, managed and solutions found, in line with business-critical dates.
  • New Product Development
  • Work with the on all new product development processes, ensuring all technical details are captured accurately and documented in line with standard methodology.
  • Fit samples – Support the Pattern Technologist preparing for fit meetings by assessing the fit garments for Quality and measuring the garments when required. Attend Fit meetings as and when required in the Head Office.
  • Pilot Sample Sign off
  • Analysing the Pilot sample garment against the approved PP. Ensure accurate document of the results and effectively manage the garment technical changes to ensure completion in time for the production start dates.
  • Communication
  • Manage cross functional relationships/communication within Castleford / HFH on progress of development / fit sample garment etc.
  • Travel to Vendors
  • May be required to travel to HFH and external Vendors/ Suppliers to support the development pre-production process.
  • Technical Support
  • Provide reliable technical support to the industrialisation and manufacturing teams during the Pilot Sample and manufacturing process to ensure smooth style implementation and efficient style changeover.


  • Good working knowledge of Excel & Word.
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy.
  • Good level Illustrator.
  • Able to prioritise and manage own workload and within the team.
  • Friendly approachable nature.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proactive approach to tasks.
  • High level garment technical skills and knowledge is required.

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