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Studio Assistant Kalikas Armour


The Role

Kalikas Armour is looking for a creative and enthusiastic person to join the team as a Studio Assistant. You will work closely with designer and owner Jatin Patel, supporting the day-to-day running of the busy fashion studio. You will be involved in every area of the studio, and will be supported to develop skills in the areas you are most interested in eg: marketing, garment construction, event management.

You will develop a thorough understanding of how a bespoke fashion studio runs and begin to build your own network, and explore the variety of career paths possible in the fashion industry.

This role is part-funded and supported by Re:Generation 2031, a Creative Estuary project. Creative Estuary has a vision to forge a new future founded on creative energy and innovation, along the length of the Thames Estuary.

Re:Generation 2031 is empowering more young people to access creative careers, to champion the next generation of creative talent. The postholder will receive additional support through the Re:Generation 2031 training and mentoring programmes, and time will be allocated to accommodate participation in these activities.

The Re:Generation 2031 team are here to help if you need support applying for this role such as CV writing or preparing for an interview. Please email for assistance or guidance.


Key Responsibilities

The post holder will be undertaking the following duties

Primary responsibilities

  • Learning the garment construction process and documenting it
  • Video editing and photography for documenting and marketing purposes
  • Social media and marketing management
  • Researching eg: images, fabric, sustainability and industry trends.
  • Attending exhibitions and installations including set up and take down
  • Supporting with fittings
  • Stock management; ordering materials, liaising and building relationships with suppliers
  • Contributing to the creative development of other ad-hoc projects as they arise


Person Specification

The following Person Specification is a guide only. You do not need any formal qualifications or to meet every criteria to apply. We welcome applications from people who can demonstrate transferable skills and enthusiasm for fashion.


  • Good attention to detail
  • Good research skills
  • An understanding of using social media for marketing
  • Good communication skills and able to communicate with confidence to a wide range of people


  • An interest in the fashion industry
  • An appreciation for good design
  • Keen to learn and get stuck in
  • An interest in sustainability and technology
  • Creatively minded


Due to the criteria of the funding of this position, to be eligible to apply for this role you must be:

  • Aged between 18 and 25 at the time of appointment
  • Currently residing in one of the following districts of South Essex or North Kent: Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet or Thurrock.
  • Not currently in employment in a role within the creative industries.
  • Not in full-time education or training at the point the work commences.


How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter or a video/audio recording to the email address below, outlining why you think you would be good for this role.

For more information about this role and to apply please contact Re:Generation 2031 at

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