A career that's tailor made just for you

We are a family business and we recognise that good people are the reason why we have grown to be the successful, trusted, international fashion brand that we are today.

David Nieper is proud to be a British, family company, we have been employing highly skilled talented people for over 60 years. We recognise that the main reason why we have been a success is the passion and commitment of our people. We have worked hard to establish an enviable reputation for creating distinctive beautiful clothes and providing world class customer service. We’re proud of the exceptional quality of the clothes we make - and the wonderful people who work here.

Unlike most UK fashion brands, we create everything in house. Designing our collections, printing our own fabrics, sewing every garment, even printing every brochure – we do it all ourselves, right here in the heart of the UK, on the edge of the Peak District national park, within easy commuting distance of Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield. And this means we have an exciting range of job opportunities and career progression across a wide range of departments. Find the role that is tailor made to be just right for you.

Vacancies - Choose the job that's right for you

We are a people centred company, where everyone feels valued and free to be themselves. We’re proud to have a diverse team, ranging in ages from 18 to 73, and we promote equality of opportunity for all. Whoever you are and whatever your background, we’d love to receive your application and welcome you to be a part of the David Nieper family – it’s a place where you can grow, learn and build your best career.

We hope that you can find a job that interests you and we warmly invite you to get in touch and apply. Tell us about your past and your wishes for the future by completing our online Application form or email Rebecca.applications@davidnieper.co.uk.

Senior Artwork Manager

Corporate Affairs & Communications Responsible Officer

Sewing Machinist Apprentice

Customer Services Advisor (Part time)

Ecommerce Assistant (French/German Speaking)

IT Manager

Why Us

We are proud to be a luxury British fashion house, manufacturing clothes sustainably, renowned for quality and enduring design.

Husband and wife, David & Rosemary Nieper had just 16 employees when the business was first started back in 1961. Now, we’re a family of over 250, with 4 sites in Alfreton, here in the East Midlands, as well as offices in France and Germany. Our passion for craftsmanship is as strong as ever, as we design and make each style here in Britain. We also print our own fabrics, produce our own catalogues - it’s rare to find a fashion brand like us, overseeing everything themselves.

Working at David Nieper is more than just a job. It’s a place to build a career you can be passionate about, with people who support you and make you smile every day. We’d love to have you along!

Learning & Career Development

We take our commitment to your development seriously, because we want you to be happy and fulfilled at work and to achieve your potential. Whilst a lot of your training will be on-the-job, we also offer everyone the chance to improve the skills needed to be even better at what you do. No matter what your role or department, you’ll gain access to a wealth of opportunities and benefit from expert guidance and advice.

Career Development, Apprenticeships, Work Experience & Internships

We recognise the importance of comprehensive, meaningful and relevant training. This might be through work-specific learning or tools to support your personal development. Either way you’ll have the chance to flourish in a friendly, nurturing environment. As a family-run company, we’re committed to providing support and guidance, that means a lasting impact and meaningful improvement – for all generations.

Career Development

Wherever possible, the company always prefers to promote from within. There are many different career paths that you may choose to follow – you many want to train to become a technical specialist, team leader or future head of a department. The learning opportunities we offer are many and varied – you will receive one to one coaching, do computer based self directed learning and attend group training sessions. You will also have access to a wealth activities, technical knowledge and personal development courses in our Learning Zone.


Our Ofsted approved apprenticeship programme continues our long tradition of passing on the very best sewing knowledge from one generation to the next. We are an industry leader in luxury garment making skills training. We currently run two nationally recognised apprenticeships: the Level 2 Sewing Machinist and Level 3 Garment Maker apprenticeship. Earn whilst you learn time honoured techniques and traditional skills, combined with the latest state of the art sewing machinery.
If you would like to join our Sewing Academy, please request an application form by contacting Becca at rebecca.applications@davidnieper.co.uk, we would love to hear from you.

Work Experience & Internships

We’re proud of our family values and seize any opportunity to support our community. If you would like to join us for work experience or an internship, get in touch and benefit from a carefully tailored placement. We have a wide range of departments – everything from Sewing to IT and Marketing – so why not get in touch and discover the placement for you.

Interested in joining us?

Interested in joining us? Keen to be creative and build a career in fashion? Contact Gemma Truman to find out why a sewing apprenticeship could be the course for you. We welcome applications from school or college leavers or those looking for a change of career, wanting to retrain. Gemma.Trueman@davidnieper.co.uk