Graduate Development Programme

Graduates are the future of our business and we’re always keen to welcome fresh talent. The two-year graduate development programme aims to provide you with technical knowledge across our business, project management experience and a solid support network to ensure you are achieving significant milestones along the way. Make your mark in the textiles industry and launch your career with Heathcoat Fabrics.

Contact
human.resources@heathcoat.co.uk.

What We Offer

Two year programme

Structured training and development plan

Start dates throughout the year

Competitive salary

Career progression

International travel

Development opportunities

Profit share scheme

Staff discounts

Testimonials

The best thing about my time on the Graduate Scheme was the opportunity I had to learn in depth about the diverse range of processes we have here at HFL. I loved learning about the unique and innovate products we make and found that having the chance to follow the route of a fabric, from raw material to finished product, enabled me to broaden my textile knowledge in exactly the way I had envisaged. Other positives have been the skills and confidence I have developed in project management, which have been invaluable for my current role in the company.

Katie
Development Engineer, Synchrotec Fabrics

The nature of the Graduate Programme at Heathcoat’s is such that the work you will be doing is incredibly diverse. You can find yourself working on projects relating to optimising productivity and machine performance to working on problem solving events targeting product quality. The skills I have gained so far have been incredibly valuable to me in my personal development. The best part is you are given complete ownership and control of projects which means you can see the value you are adding to the business. We have a lovely site in the middle of Devon. The main principle which underpins our work is ‘continuous improvement’. We are constantly challenging ourselves to do better, to increase productivity, reduce waste, and deliver great products to our customers.

Yousef

I joined Heathcoat Fabrics straight from Manchester University four years ago, and had a real adventure getting used to the somewhat quieter Devon life and the vast and busy Heathcoat site! The graduate scheme helped me to develop my textiles knowledge, build my confidence and gave me a good grounding to the company and the vast range of processes. The scheme has a real personal touch with training onsite and offsite offered to help support your development. On the graduate scheme I was involved in a varied range of projects such as organising and running a Heathcoat exhibition stand from scratch, continuous improvement work, and new fabric design.

Louisa
Development Manager, Warp Knitted Products

I like the Heathcoat Fabrics Graduate Programme as it allows me to work in a range of areas of the company and interact with a wide range of people from operators to directors. I feel that the graduate programme provides me with the flexibility to work in a way that suits me best. On the graduate programme I am able to make a real difference in the company with the projects I am given.

Rachel