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Fashion Design Learnerships in South Africa 2023-2024

Do you love clothing, shoes and all accessories? If fashion is the industry that attracts you most, the fields and companies mentioned here may be what you need. Fashion design learnerships do not only imply the drawing or designing of fashion trends. It includes a whole range of careers in the fashion world.

Fashion is an art in all aspects it includes the idea, research, the drawings or designs, selecting of the perfect materials, fashion shows, manufacturing, marketing, sales and so much more. Many areas in this industry is affected by social or cultural aspects and one must always be able to anticipate what will be the next big thing.

Through time this industry has expanded immensely as new fabrics are being invented, new colors are added and technology advances. Most clothing, shoes, and accessories today is mass produced, yet, there is a line of people behind the eventual design.

The first clothing seen as the start of fashion trends was seen in 1858. During the 1900?s Charles Fredrick Worth is known to be the first to add a label to clothing.

The fashion industry caters for all from birth to adulthood, for athletes, business people and those with an adventures heart. Accessories also include belts, hats, scarves, handbags, hair clips and more.

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Companies offering Fashion Design Learnerships

Fashion Design Learnerships Available

This field speaks for itself as most learnerships are in the clothing industry and for those interested in designing clothing. Yet, there are a couple of different fashion design careers as listed below.

Career fields in Fashion Design:

  • Costume Designer
  • Footwear Designer
  • Clothing Designer
  • Accessories Designer
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Garment Technologist
  • Retail Planner
  • Pattern Making
  • Garment Construction
  • Sewing Machine Operator
  • Floor Supervisor

Fashion Design Learnerships Requirements

Every company offering fashion design learnerships will have some stipulations that candidates will have to meet before applying.

We have gathered some of the basic requirements these companies have in common and listed them here as a guideline.

Basic Fashion Design Stipulations:

  • All candidates must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must hold a legal ID document
  • All applicants must have a legal Grade 12 / Matric certificate
  • Candidates must possess a diploma or degree in the field of application where needed
  • Applicants must be creative and detail orientated
  • Candidates must be computer literate
  • All applicants must be English proficient

All certified copies of your documentation must be attached to the application. Some companies offer online application processes but not all. These details can be found on the website of the company you intend applying to.

If you apply for learnerships in these fields a love for fashion is a must. Many of these learnerships are for a 12 or 24-month period and include a monthly stipend.

Clothing, shoes, and accessories are all aspects of the fashion industry and are ideal for people who have a unique concept or outlook on life.