Truworths, a leader in the fashion retail sector, invites graduates to embark on an enriching career journey through our Truworths Graduate Internships program. With a rich legacy of over 700 stores, offering aspirational brands and cutting-edge systems, we stand at the forefront of the highly competitive fashion retail industry. Join our dynamic team and seize the opportunity to grow, innovate, and excel in a vibrant and fashion-forward environment.

1. Audit Internship

Reference Number: TRU240124-8
Closing Date: 2024/01/29
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As an Audit Intern at Truworths, you will immerse yourself in the fast-paced, innovative world of fashion retail. This position is perfect for individuals who are passionate about the industry and eager to contribute to a winning team. Your role will primarily involve supporting the Audit team by analyzing data, assisting in investigations, and providing recommendations for process and system enhancements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze data to identify significant trends.
  • Provide support during Audit team investigations.
  • Offer recommendations for the improvement of processes and systems.
  • Record action items during audit stand-up meetings.
  • Assist the Audit team with Ad Hoc and administrative tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • South African Citizen.
  • Recent graduate (2021, 2022, or 2023) holding a relevant degree such as BCom General, Bachelor of Administration, or a related field.
  • No prior work experience is necessary.

Competencies:

  • Strong computer skills.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

2. Trainee Fashion Graphic Designer

Reference Number: TRU231221-6
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Fashion Graphic Designer, you’ll dive into the heart of the fashion industry, designing original artworks, branding, and prints in line with the latest trends. Your role will be pivotal in researching international and local fashion trends to determine new directions in prints and graphics, advising our team on the South African market’s demands, and preparing graphics and prints for production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design placement graphics, branding, and all-over prints for various fabric types and garment styles.
  • Research print and fashion trends both internationally and locally to identify new directions in prints and graphics.
  • Advise Buyers and Designers on interpreting the latest trends into fashionable graphics suitable for the South African market.
  • Prepare graphics and prints for production, focusing on the technical aspects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A degree or diploma in Graphic Design, Surface/Textile Design, Fashion Design, or a related field.
  • Technical ability to design graphics for fashion garments and fabrics.
  • A basic understanding of various print techniques, including screen prints and digital prints.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest branding and graphics for the season.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Competencies:

  • Hands-on involvement with styling details, branding, and graphics.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design work as well as freehand sketching, particularly in programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

3.  Trainee Fashion Designer

Reference Number: TRU231221-5
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Fashion Designer, you will be at the forefront of researching product trends both internationally and locally, ensuring that our range is reflective of the latest and most exciting developments in the fashion world. You will have the opportunity to visit international Trade Fairs and fashion capitals to gather insights on upcoming trends, making sure our products resonate with the South African market.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research product trends internationally and locally, interpreting these for the South African market.
  • Assist Buyers in building their ranges, incorporating new and exciting yet commercial colour palettes, fabrics, and key looks.
  • Take responsibility for specific areas of design while collaborating on ad-hoc design projects as part of a team.
  • Opportunity to visit international Trade Fairs and fashion capitals to gather information on upcoming trends suitable for the South African market.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A qualification in Fashion Design or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of fabric and garment construction.
  • Graphic design knowledge, beneficial in assisting buying teams with product development.

Competencies:

  • Hands-on involvement with styling details, branding, and graphics.
  • Proficiency in computer-aided design as well as freehand sketching, particularly in programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

4. Trainee Sourcing Coordinator

Reference Number: TRU231221-4
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Sourcing Coordinator, you will be pivotal in bridging the gap between our Buyers and suppliers, both locally and internationally. Your role will involve taking briefs from Buyers, negotiating with suppliers, managing strict deadlines, and ensuring that all stakeholders’ needs are met to produce fashionable products that meet our quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take effective briefs from Buyers.
  • Negotiate and liaise with suppliers, both locally and internationally.
  • Manage strict deadlines and ensure timely deliverables.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including Buying and Quality teams, to meet required standards.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve fashionable, high-quality products.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification related to clothing technology or a correlated field.
  • Experience with a clothing supplier or fashion retailer.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of product supply and manufacturing processes.

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Assertiveness and the ability to influence.
  • High energy and a passion for fashion.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships 

5. Trainee Garment Technologist

Reference Number: TRU231221-3
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Garment Technologist, your role is crucial in ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality and fashion. You will be instrumental in setting and maintaining quality standards, supporting suppliers, advising the buying team, and managing customer returns, all to ensure our garments are impeccable from design to production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set and maintain quality standards for the business.
  • Support suppliers in achieving the quality standards expected by Truworths.
  • Advise the buying team during fit stages from design to manufacturing.
  • Approve merchandise for production.
  • Manage and reduce customer returns.
  • Contribute to product development.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualification in clothing technology or related field.
  • Experience with a clothing supplier or in a related role is an added advantage.

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient problem-solving skills.
  • Assertiveness and the ability to influence.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

6. Trainee Buyer

Reference Number: TRU231221-2
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Buyer, your role is central to our mission of providing the South African consumer with the hottest fashion looks. You will contribute creative and conceptual input, develop fashion-forward ranges, and combine trend information with commercial awareness. Your strong administrative skills and ability to optimize supplier relationships will be crucial as you manage budgets and negotiate effectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide creative and conceptual input.
  • Develop fashion ranges that are on-trend to meet our customers’ needs.
  • Engage in product design and construction.
  • Blend trend information with commercial awareness.
  • Conduct constant product analysis.
  • Optimize relationships with suppliers.
  • Negotiate effectively and manage budgets.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A creative qualification, preferably a fashion degree/diploma.

Competencies:

  • A deep passion for the world of fashion.
  • Strong negotiation skills.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

7. Trainee Planner

Reference Number: TRU231221-1
Closing Date: 2024/12/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As a Trainee Planner, you play a vital role in analyzing and forecasting financial and product trends, ensuring optimal stock management and merchandise performance. Your insights will contribute to the development of financial plans that support our product ranges, and your innovative approach will help in streamlining processes and improving systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct business analysis to inform buying decisions.
  • Forecast sales trends and manage stock levels effectively.
  • Oversee margin and markdown management.
  • Develop and monitor financial plans supporting product ranges.
  • Provide strategic input on products.
  • Optimize merchandise performance by analyzing key metrics.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A numerate tertiary qualification, such as a B.Com or B.Sc.

Competencies:

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational capabilities.
  • A strong orientation towards systems and technology.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

8. HR Intern

Reference Number: TRU231129-1
Closing Date: 2024/03/31
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

As an HR Intern at Truworths, you will gain hands-on experience in a dynamic HR environment, where your contribution will support the success of our team. This role provides an ideal platform to apply your academic knowledge in a practical setting, paving the way for a promising career in Human Resources.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage actively in the HR Internship Programme, undertaking tasks and projects that contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the HR team.
  • Collaborate with HR professionals, gaining insights into various HR functions and practices.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • South African Citizen.
  • Recent graduate (2021, 2022, or 2023) with a relevant Degree (BA or BCom in HR or Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Advanced Diploma in HRD/HRM).
  • No prior work experience required.

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in computer literacy.

To Apply: Submit your application along with the required documents to Truworths Graduate Internships

Application Requirements for the Truworths Graduate Internships:

  • Updated CV
  • South African ID
  • Matric Certificate
  • Tertiary Qualification and Academic Transcripts/Results
  • Portfolio (For applicable roles such as Graphic Design): Include a portfolio demonstrating your graphic design skills. This should showcase a range of your work and reflect your creativity, proficiency in design software, and understanding of design principles

TheseTruworths graduate internships offer more than just work experience. It’s an opportunity to be part of a culture that values innovation, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. Kick-start your career by gaining hands-on experience in a supportive environment that fosters professional growth.

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