Eribé love to support emerging talent from around UK and abroad, which is why we offer structured placements for students as part of their College/University courses. Our students gather in-depth knowledge of the knitwear industry, everything from knitting technique, production, marketing and business. You can read what previous students had to say about their time with us below.
If you too would like the opportunity to have a placement at Eribé Knitwear please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Studying: BA in Textile Design, Handicraft and Communication, Håndarbejdets Fremme (Copenhagen)
Work Placement: August - December 2012
Interning at Eribé has been a fantastic opportunity for me to gain some experience in the knitwear business. It’s been so rewarding to work with this close team of lovely people that are truly passionate about their jobs.
Being here for four months gave me the opportunity of watching a whole collection grow from ideas to finished products, a process that has been exciting to be part of, and has taught me a lot. My tasks have varied from working on the early development of hand-knit patterns and colour placement, to knitting swatches, samples, to making the final finishings on garments and accessories. Other tasks have included sorting and photographing Eribé’s vast swatch archive and working on a purse project with both design and specification sheets for the factory.
My internship has given me some invaluable insight in the knitwear business, and the whole machinery of people that is behind every single product. This is something one could never have grasped from just studying textile design, and I am so grateful to have gotten this experience.
Studying: BA (HONS) Textile Design, F.I.A Heriot-Watt University
Work Placement: July 2012
Interning for Eribe Knitwear was something I had expected to enjoy, after interning for a month I loved it more than I could ever have predicted. Some of my many tasks were helping to reorganise their stock, and labelling their garments and accessories.
Excitingly, I was also involved in their current innovation project, I was given the opportunity to knit samples to assist them the team in deciding on suitable patterns. This included everything from researching ideas, creating mood-boards, to plying our own yarns to the actual knitting.
Every day, even stressful days, were filled with laughter from the whole of the Eribé team. Everyone is very supportive, energetic, and lovely. I cannot thank them enough for the experience and education received. '
Studying: Msc International Fashion Marketing at Heriot-Watt University
Work Placement: June - August 2012
Working at Eribé Knitwear during the summer was a fantastic opportunity to gain marketing experience in such an engaging environment. It was wonderful to work alongside such a welcoming and passionate group of individuals. During my internship I mostly worked alongside Veronique, the Marketing Manager, providing support for a great variety of tasks, gaining an insight into the diverse range of marketing activities. My responsibilities included; market research, researching, communicating with press contacts, editing sections of the website, interpreting email and newsletter statistics and helping with other aspects of the business, such as supporting Veronique with the creation of sales books. It was great to be able to relate theory that I learned at university to a real scenario. My time at Eribé has given me valuable experience to pursue a future career in Fashion Marketing.
Studying: BA (Hons) Design for Textiles, Heriot-Watt University
Work Placement: April - June 2012
I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to internships than mine at Eribe. There is a great working atmosphere at Eribé Knitwear and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. I worked closely with the Marketing Manager, Veronique in a supporting role, on a wide range of tasks. During my placement I did everything from helping out on photoshoots, researching new PR contacts, using website and newsletter analytical programmes, carrying out marketing research and editing the website. I learnt a great deal in particular about the importance of recognising the various customer segments of a company and the importance in tailoring marketing activities towards these different groups. My placement at Eribe was an invaluable experience and I thoroughly enjoyed working as part of the tight-knit team in place, if even for a short time!
Studying: BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles, Nottingham Trent University
Work Placement: October 2011 - April 2012
I had a warm welcome at Eribe knitwear, it was delightful being able to work with such a engaging, close-knit team of girls who’s passion for the business really shines through. I came to Eribe at a exciting point in the company’s development, I was able to follow the cycle of the collection from design & development all the way through to production and selling. My time at Eribe has given me the opportunity to expand my skills as a designer, refine my hand skills and further my knowledge of knitwear software and manufacture. My placement at Eribé has been vital in helping me advance towards my future career in knitwear.
Studying: BA (HONS) Textile Design, Heriot-Watt University
Work Placement: Summer 2011
I have done so much on this placement; including researching and contacting new yarn and spinning companies, tagging and bagging product correctly ready for shipping to shops, photographing samples, and learning about stock management on the computer. One of the most gratifying responsibilities I had was to look into designing some hats for the upcoming spring collection, where I worked sketching ideas, which then became Eribé samples to be sent out to buyers, fingers crossed they provide some good orders.
There were also days away from the studio which were all great, such as a look around the university degree show, and a trip to Cumbria to visit Woolfest where I met some of the yarn companies I’d contacted. I was often at Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen, one of the factories Eribé works to experience full scale knitwear production and where I packed crates, worked on paris presses steaming accessories, and checked stock. I am so thankful to have had the wonderful experience I have had with Eribé, I really have learned so much about the knitwear business, and am really inspired by everything Eribé!