Trainee Shima Technician


Hawick, Scottish Borders

Full Time, Permanent position


For over 50 years, Scott & Charters have been making very special knitwear in the Scottish Border town of Hawick. We use cashmere and other luxury fibres to produce knitwear of the finest quality for prestigious fashion labels and designers as well as our own brand.

Alex Begg acquired Scott & Charters in November 2020. Alex Begg, established in 1866, designs and manufacturers exquisite accessories from the finest cashmere, silk and wool blend yarns in its mill in Ayr. Begg’s acquisition of Scott & Charters demonstrates their ambition to grow the business and a belief in the long-term demand for beautiful products made by highly skilled craftspeople.


The future success of the business requires us to invest today in Trainees. We are seeking individuals to undertake extensive training to learn and develop skills in Shima Seiki Programming.

Once fully trained you can expect to be working with our extensive customer base, in-house and external designers, account managers, and technical team, to create and program new and existing knitwear ranges for our in-house brands and private clients. A significant proportion of the role will involve developing new products.

The role is also responsible for supporting manufacturing colleagues by working through machine maintenance issues and troubleshooting technical problems – whether those relate to product design or machine issues.


No experience required but we are keen to speak to you if you:

· Have the desire and curiosity to learn new skills;

· Enjoy being part of a team;

· Demonstrate commitment to showing up to do a great job;

· Like a challenge;

· Enjoy using your creative side;

· Are organised and able to plan ahead and multitask.


If you would like to be considered for this role, please email us with your CV and or a cover letter to telling us why you would like to apply.

Please note that due to high volumes of applications, we will only contact candidates being invited to the next stage in the recruitment process.


Closing date: 2 Jul 2021.