Recruitment opportunities & internships
Do you want to be part of our team?
Discover our different opportunites to work with our brand and grow as an individual, learning about our production and develop on your skills.
WHO WE ARE
Established in 2011, Gillian Arnold is a designer brand. With products ranging from soft furnishings through to jewellery and gifts, we are world-renowned for our upmarket, yet personalised feel achieved through Gillian’s hands-on approach within the company. Gillian uses cuttings of British wildflowers to create her designs, which are pressed and printed onto bespoke products at our Darlington and Bishop Auckland production bases. Gillian Arnold products are supplied to over 150 stockists across the UK as well as some overseas clients, with the option to also purchase through the Gillian Arnold website and in store at one of our boutiques in the North-East of England.
Our success as a business would not have been possible without our staff. Browse our job vacancies and see where you fit in our vision for the future.
About the Kickstart Scheme
The kickstart scheme, funded by the government, aims to create new job opportunities for 16-24 year olds who are on Universal Credit and at a serious risk of long-term unemployment. Kickstart participants are entitled to 100% of the National Minimum Wage and employability support to aid them in holding on to employment in the future. If you are interested in applying for a kickstart role, you will need to be referred to us by your work coach at Jobcentre Plus. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme
An apprenticeship is a job role that combines on the job training with studying. Apprentices are treated as employees and receive a wage as well as holiday pay. Apprenticeships offered by us fall under either:
Intermediate (level 2)-GCSE equivalent
Advanced (level 3)- A-Level equivalent
View each vacancy’s dedicated page to find out more about what educational background is required. Please note that apprentices have to be over 16 years old, living in England, and not already in full-time education. Work experience is not a requirement for these roles as full training is provided, but certain roles will list relevant work experience as an advantageous attribute.
Work Experience & Internships
We are seeking people with a passion for product design who want to learn more about what goes into the actual producing of home wares, soft furnishings and jewellery. We will guide you through making some of our products that will then go on to be sold in UK retailers throughout the country.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is going into a design led business in the future, you will gain practical hands on experience from a team of artists and designers as well as gaining excellent work experience that will look fantastic on your CV.
If you are interested in either our apprenticeship or internship this would also be a great place to get started, getting to grips with what we do.
Intern Web Developer
“I have had the great opportunity to work with Gillian Arnold. Since being here, the team has been very welcoming in settling me. I can’t recommend Gillian Arnold enough. I didn’t think I was going to fit in at first, but I have and its fantastic. GA has allowed me to portray skills learnt at Teesside University when it came to web design.”
Intern Content and Copywriter
“Being an intern at Gillian Arnold has helped me put forward the skills I’m learning throughout university, into working life. The content I have produced here will be brilliant to use in my portfolio and I’m excited to show future employers what I have done here at Gillian Arnold. I recommend this internship to anyone needing experience.”