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Industrial Placement - Design Assistant - Dorothy Perkins

Central London

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Please only apply for this role if you are a sandwich course student looking for a year-long placement starting summer 2019. Please be aware this role sits with our Dorothy Perkins brand.

To apply for this role, please upload a PDF copy of your Portfolio along with your CV, or attach a link to your portfolio website. Unfortunately we are not able to accept files via wetransfer, google drive, dropbox etc.


We’re the UK’s largest privately owned fashion retailer with eight major brands: Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Topman, Wallis, and Outfit. All our brands share the Arcadia values that make them great places to work. We let people be themselves. We're informal while professional. And we mix fun with business. But our brands all have their own distinct flavours, too. Round here, commercial success starts with people – getting stuck in and working together.

Join us and you won’t be here just to make up the numbers. You’ll take on real responsibility from the word ‘go’. As well as learning on the job, you’ll get the chance to accessorise your style with professional development. We’re home to a range of brands – enough to keep you engaged for your whole career. Most of all, there’s massive scope to shape your role as you progress.


As a key member of the Design team, you will be supporting on a wide range of invaluable tasks. This is a great opportunity for a forward thinking Design student, currently enrolled on a Sandwich Degree Placement course, to gain some hands on experience in a fast paced fashion brand.


Prepare and burn disks for artworks to send to mills
Preparation of mood boards
Organising and researching colour
Researching key trends and inspirations
Collating information from Catwalk, High street, & Trend websites
Assisting Designers with ad hoc projects
Supporting with daily departmental administration
Ordering stationery, handling magazine deliveries
PR Design rep
Downloading Photo images

A creative flair and the ability to produce excellent quality artworks
A strong illustrative hand and an excellent eye for colour matching
Ability to draw inspiration from vintage and adapt this to commercial designs
The ability to use Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator is preferred
Good organisational skills
Ability to prioritise tasks effectively
Ability to use initiative to formulate new ways of working
Strong communication skills
Attention to detail


Early finish Fridays during Summer!
25% discount across all our fab 8 brands to shop until you drop
Stunning London offices with a restaurant, bar and beauty salon to always look and feel your best
Regular sample sales to refresh your wardrobe at fractional prices
Fun, inspiring and ambitious colleagues pushing the boundaries across the whole business
Regular competitions to win amazing prizes
Events to support our diverse range of charities
Interest free season ticket loan to help with those travel expenses!
22 days holiday with holiday trading