Design Room Placements

To ensure your application is correctly filed, please carefully read the criteria below.

We will normally start interviews for SUMMER PLACEMENTS during April / May.
We will normally start interviews for WINTER PLACEMENTS during late September / early October.

Good luck.


ELEY KISHIMOTO runs two placement programs seasonally, and they are for the duration of an ENTIRE SEASON Approximately 4 months :
They are practical skills based placements where successful candidates will be helping to facilitate all ELEY KISHIMOTO activities.

(Please see STUDIO ASSISTANT PLACEMENT criteria for placements outside of this program)

DESIGN ROOM placement. 2-3 positions per season.
PRINT ROOM placement. 2-3 positions per season.
Full time (Monday-Friday 9.30am - 6pm)
SUMMER approximately June - September/October.
WINTER approximately October/November - February/March.
There is some flexibility within the start dates as we may stagger starts depending on our requirements.

Although preferably candidates would be available from June/October onwards, it is essential that placements be available to work up until London Fashion Week during September/ February.
Fashion Week dates are usually mid month, but are unconfirmed until a few weeks before, we would require placements to be available at least until the end of the respective month.

Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, hard working, well mannered and reliable.
They will be versatile and able to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team.
They will have good drawing and presentation skills and a basic knowledge of pattern cutting and garment construction/printing.
But they will also be flexible and able to undertake any tasks required of them.
Please note that the placements are full time and unpaid, but travel expenses within central London will be reimbursed on a weekly basis.

ELEY KISHIMOTO traditionally have not taken on graduates as placement students due to financial difficulties it may cause, and also commitment to a set period of time.
Please take this into consideration before proceeding further with your application as we would require a fixed and definite commitment from accepted placements.

If you would like to apply for a position and you have not already done so, please send:

  • A covering letter stating availability

  • Your CV, examples of your work in .jpg or PDF format NO BIGGER than 3MB in total

  • A photograph of yourself (which will only be used for identification purposes) optional

By Email:
In the subject box please put PLACEMENT APPLICATION
And your name
By post: to our studio address, marking the envelope 'placement application'.

Successful applicants will be called to interview, but please note that a call to interview would not guarantee a placement.

Unfortunately we are unable to interview candidates immediately who hand deliver CV's without prior call to interview, and we would advise against this application method.

As we receive many applications and although we endeavour to respond to everyone, it is not always possible to reply to unsuccessful applications due to sheer volume.