Production Operative

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Knitting Production Operative – No Experience Required
Matlock, Derbyshire

Could you be part of our team of The World’s Finest Craftsman? Here at John Smedley we expertly craft knitwear collections that are distributed the world over.

We highly value our team members and our success as The World’s Finest Knitwear brand is built on cultivating the best of British craftsmanship and we’re now recruiting for knitters.

All candidates with or without knitting experience will be considered, however, any applicants with experience of production knitting (particularly Fully Fashioned knitting or Protti Rib knitting) would be welcomed.

Our ideal candidate will be an organised individual who can work under pressure and is a team player.  Ideally you will  have past experience in working in a busy production/manufacturing environment. 

Full training will be provided for candidates without experience.

We are offering a permanent position, a competitive remuneration package and the chance to be part of The World’s Finest Knitwear brand.


John Smedley was founded in 1784, and is one of the few long standing knitwear manufacturers dedicated to still making in Britain. Our brand is one of truth and integrity built on the foundations of our heritage, whilst our product represents an unrivalled quality in fine knitwear that continues to push the boundaries to this day.

Our internationally recognised brand spans ready-to-wear womenswear and menswear collections across two seasons per year and is internationally launched at London Fashion Week, and Pitti Uomo. Sold in only the most highly regarded boutiques, concept stores and department stores around the world, stockists include Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Harry Rosen, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Isetan, United Arrows and Le Bon Marche.

John Smedley is a close knit team, defined by a determination to provide not only the best possible product but the best possible service – all with a personality that reflects the brand across every aspect of the business.

JOHN SMEDLEY offers a competitive salary and benefits.


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