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The Barbour story began in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England. Founder John Barbour began supplying oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. Still family owned and now fifth generation, Barbour HQ remains in South Shields. Under the leadership of Chairman Dame Margaret Barbour, Barbour has grown into a lifestyle brand sold in over 55 countries worldwide including Europe, the US and Asia offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. The iconic Barbour Bedale and Barbour Beaufort wax jackets continue to be made by hand in the factory in South Shields. In 2020, Barbour launched Wax for Life, an overarching name for all of Barbour’s wax services designed to encourage customers to extend the life of their wax garments. Wax for Life includes re-waxing and repairs (first introduced in 1921) and Barbour Re-Loved an upcycling circularity initiative. Each year over 70,000 wax garments are sent back to Barbour globally to be repaired, rewaxed or altered.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an undergraduate Stylist Student Placement to join our In-House Studio in a 12-month training contract. This role will be key to facilitating the smooth running of the styling team in coordination/execution of the delivery of seasonal ecommerce assets.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Support Stylists in managing the day-to-day requirements of the studio department
  • Pull and prep samples for ecomm, social media and campaign shoots and troubleshoot any issues
  • Upkeep of the styling area, develop strong knowledge of styling product and kit, ensuring all samples are organised, logged correctly and accounted for
  • On set assistant for studio photoshoots (model ecommerce, campaign, catwalk video, social media, still life, mannequin)
  • Assist styling team in Ecomm and Campaign pre outfitting sessions
  • Create mood boards and presentations to share with wider studio team
  • Ensure sets and styling areas are tidy and maintained, product is returned to stock rooms
  • Painting photography scoop and props
  • Pull and organise props for campaign shoots
  • Support photographers in styling and photographing still life assets
  • Greeting and being attentive to all models, freelancers and studio visitors
  • Ad hoc duties required from wider studio team

Skills and experience

  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Genuine interest in marketing and demonstrates a willingness to learn more
  • A focus on attention to detail
  • Able to establish relationships with people at all levels

Additional information

  • To apply for this placement, you must be currently studying an Undergraduate Sandwich Degree Course and able to undertake 12 months in industry as part of your course.


  • Staff Discount
  • Staff Shop
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • 25 days holiday as standard increasing with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Access to training and development activities to support your career development
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Operate hybrid & flexible working
  • 4pm finish on a Friday
  • Wellbeing support

Note: In the event that a sufficient volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.