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Assistant Menswear Designe

Leicester, Leicestershire
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Assistant Designer 

Let's Take it On



Enderby, Head Office


Let’s talk trend led design… When it comes to UK retail, it’s hard to find a company with a bigger focus on quality within design . We sell thousands of items an hour and our repeat customer base comes back to us time and time again for our renowned trend led, quality products. For anyone in the Menswear field -  this is the place to learn. To grow. And to thrive. 


Our Designers here at Next are always looking forward. Looking for that Next thing, focusing on trend and pushing the boundaries of what we can offer our fantastic customer base. Working as a key part of the critical path; creating new and innovative designs across Menswear.


Your Role

Researching the latest trends relevant to various customer profiles, then communicate this information to your team and senior managers is a key part of this role. We would ask you to produce creative designs that tastefully represent and reflect the latest trends into the Next customer base. Day to day roles could be things like briefing suppliers and continue to build great relationships whilst working closely with the Designer & Buyer to support the whole design process from planning new ranges through to product selection.


About you

We would love you to have previous experience working within a UK brand or high street retailer. Previous experience working on multi-product would be desirable but not essential. A great taste level and a real passion for the latest trends and how to translate these to your designs, whilst being enthusiastic attitude and team player. A high level of experience and be proficient in creating designs and tech packs using Adobe creative suite-from initial trend concepts to final tech packs would be necessary for this role.


Your Team

You would be joining an amazing team whose enthusiasm for trend and elevation being the main focus. A wealth of experience across multi-fabrications and innovative progression is one of the many plus points of joining this team!

Your Benefits

We’ll discuss more of what you’ll get when you work for Next at interview, but here’s an overview of what you can expect:

  • Profit–related bonus
  • 25 days holiday and the opportunity to buy more
  • Contributions into a pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Sharesave scheme, which allows you to invest in Next and claim your share of our success
  • A fantastic restaurant, coffees shops  and juice bar
  • Staff shop
  • Free parking on-site, including car sharing
  • Free company bus service to and from Leicester city centre and other areas
  • 25% staff discount on most Next products – either in our stores or delivered directly to your desk
  • On-site nursery (salary sacrifice scheme) in Leicester
  • National and local discounts on goods and services
  • A digital GP healthcare service


You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!


  • 25% off most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria's Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
  • Financial Wellbeing - Save, track and enhance your financial wellbeing
  • Apprenticeship - Grow and develop on the job whilst gaining a qualification
  • Direct to Work - Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks - Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub - Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more


Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change. 


We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email [email protected] (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.


NEXT is a British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer headquartered in Enderby, Leicestershire. It has around 700 stores, of which circa 500 are in the United Kingdom, and circa 200 across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. NEXT is the largest clothing retailer by sales in the United Kingdom, having overtaken Marks & Spencer in early 2012 and 2014. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

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