Angels Costumes. Graduate Internships.

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EXCITING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT ANGELS

Angels are once again looking for enthusiastic and hardworking interns to help out with our Stock Reorganisation Programme. Working with Angels as an intern offers a unique opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge and gain an insight into how a Costume House like Angels works within the costume industry.

Re-organisation of the Stock

We are continually moving and sorting our enormous stock collection. We are looking for interns to work alongside an experienced costumier to go through and re-organise sections of our stock. Some costume knowledge is required but you will be an 'expert' in the period you will be working on by the time you finish your placement! Three placements are available from 24 July 2016 in eight-week blocks through to year end.

Successful candidates will be paid £7.50 per hour. 37½ hours per week – Monday to Friday – at Angels Costumes, 1 Garrick Road, London NW9 6AA.

HOW TO APPLY

  • If you would like to apply for a placement please email interns@angels.uk.com.
  • Please include a CV and a short statement detailing why you would like to be considered and when you are available.
  • Eight week placements are offered - please make sure that you are available for the entire block as we are unable to change weeks/days around
  • Please only send one email.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted and then invited for interview - this may take a little while so please don't send chase up messages or duplicate emails.

Internships at Angels

Angels Costumes are pleased to be able to offer internships in three of our departments at our Hendon HQ and at Angels Fancy Dress in the West End, please read all the details below before applying.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at the worlds largest costume house for film, theatre and TV. Placements are for eight weeks duration.

Civilian Hire Department

A small number of placements are being offered to Costume/Fashion graduates in our Civilian Hire Department. As well as helping us to sort our amazing stock you will have the opportunity to shadow costumiers and experience the different kinds of work that we do. This may include preparing costumes for shows, attending fittings, basic alterations, returning costumes to stock etc.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have a passion for costume
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

Production Department

The Production Department is responsible for the manufacture and/or sourcing of costume for our customers and our own departments. Amongst many other things it is responsible for the interpretation of design with our customer; sourcing fabrics; producing costings; ensuring that deadlines are met etc. It also maintains our fabric storerooms, the Laundry and the Dye Room.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have an interest in Production
  • Have an interest in fabric dyeing/textile effects
  • Have a good knowledge of fabrics and an idea of where or how to find them
  • Be flexible, organised and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking
  • Be available to start immediately

Alterations Department

If you are more interested in construction, a placement in our Alterations Workroom may be more appropriate. Interns will gain valuable experience in working on a variety of costumes/fabrics from period pieces right through to modern fancy dress costumes as well as understanding how a professional workroom works and runs.

There are also a number of placements allowing graduates to work purely on the restoration and preservation of costumes in our stock.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Good sewing (hand & machine) skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

Uniform Department

If you have an interest in Uniforms or Military History, a placement in our Uniform Hire Department may appeal to you. As well as keeping our amazing stock in order you will have an opportunity to shadow costumiers and experience the different kinds of work that we do. This may include preparing costumes for shows, attending fittings, basic alterations, returning costumes to stock etc.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have an interest in uniform / military history
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

Angels Fancy Dress (based at our WC2 Store)

Angels Fancy Dress serves the public by supplying costumes from stock for parties and/or special events. The standard of our hire costumes far exceeds the usual fancy dress costume range, in quality and breadth of choice. The stock at Shaftesbury Avenue is very different to that held in Hendon, as it caters much more towards the party market. As well as formal wear and period costume, customers can choose from 'fantasy' costumes such as animals, fictional TV characters and celebrity figures.

All hire requests are handled by a team of highly experienced costumiers. Our costumiers are available to assist with selection or give inspiration!

Along side our fabulous costumes to hire; customers can buy things like wigs, make-up, masks and a wide variety of retail costumes and accessories.

An internship at Angels Fancy Dress gives you the opportunity to experience a different side of the costume business in a fun, fast-moving environment.

You will have extensive contact with customers helping them to make choices, fit costumes and put looks together as well as maintain costumes and get some retail experience as well.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have a passion for costume
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Have a good sense of humour and good people skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

Misc

  • All internships are unpaid but pre-approved travel expenses within London will be paid
  • Educational Requirements: Costume / Fashion Degree or Equivalent
  • Location: Hendon NW9. Angels Fancy Dress: London WC2
  • Full-Time- 0900 - 1730 - Monday to Friday (but may vary for Fancy Dress)
  • To apply please email your CV and letter of interest indicating which area you wish to be considered for: graduates@angels.uk.com