Are you a recent graduate ready to take the first bold steps in the fashion industry? The Truworths Fashion Internship Programme 2024 opens a gateway to an exciting career infused with the latest trends and business acumen in the vibrant World of Fashion. Aimed at spirited and innovative individuals eager to embrace challenges, this internship is more than a job – it is a career-shaping journey.

    About the Company

    Truworths, a prestigious player in the fashion retail space, is synonymous with a dynamic, innovative approach to high-quality clothing, accessories, and footwear. With a legacy of nurturing fresh talent, Truworths is committed to providing real-world experiences that are both challenging and rewarding.

    Truworths Fashion Internship Overview

    • Company: Truworths
    • Location: Cape Town (Head Office)
    • Closing Date: 31 May 2024
    • Stipend: Competitive

    Internship Objectives

    The Truworths Internship Programme aims to provide interns with a comprehensive learning experience, focusing on hands-on engagement in the fast-paced world of fashion retail. The objectives extend to fostering a robust understanding of the multifaceted retail industry, from design and production to marketing and sales. This programme is specifically tailored to nurture professional growth, offering insights into real-world business operations and strategies, while also promoting personal development through mentorship and collaborative projects. Interns will emerge with enhanced skills, industry knowledge, and a professional network, positioning them well for future career opportunities in the fashion and retail sectors.

    Roles Available

    Truworths Fashion Internships offering positions that span across different aspects of the business:

    1. HR Trainee Intern

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Must be a South African citizen who graduated in 2021, 2022, or 2023.
    • Hold a relevant degree such as a BA or BCom in HR, Industrial/Organisational Psychology, or an Advanced Diploma in HRD/HRM.
    • No previous work experience is necessary.

    2. Trainee Garment Technologist

    Key Responsibilities

    • Uphold high-quality standards for fashion items
    • Collaborate with suppliers to meet Truworths’ quality expectations
    • Advise the buying team from design to manufacturing stages
    • Approve merchandise for production
    • Manage and minimize customer returns
    • Contribute to product development

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Must have a tertiary qualification in clothing technology or relevant work experience
    • Experience with suppliers is beneficial


    • Excellent communication skills
    • Keen attention to detail
    • Proficient problem-solving abilities
    • Assertive with the capability to influence

    3. Trainee Planner Intern

    Key Responsibilities

    • Conducting business analysis
    • Forecasting sales
    • Managing stock levels
    • Overseeing margins and markdowns
    • Developing financial plans for product ranges
    • Providing strategic product input
    • Optimizing merchandise performance

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A numerate tertiary qualification such as a B.Com or B.Sc


    • Strong numerical and analytical skills
    • Good organizational abilities
    • Proficiency with systems and technology

    4. Trainee Buyer Intern

    Key Responsibilities

    • Input on creative concepts and fashion trends
    • Develop on-trend fashion ranges
    • Engage in product design and construction
    • Analyze products and market trends
    • Foster strong supplier relationships
    • Conduct negotiations
    • Manage budgets effectively

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Must possess a creative qualification, preferably a degree or diploma in fashion


    • A strong passion for fashion
    • Excellent negotiation skills

    5. Trainee Sourcing Coordinator

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Taking briefs effectively from Buyers
    • Negotiating with both local and international suppliers
    • Adhering to strict deadlines
    • Collaborating with stakeholders to meet standards
    • Working with Buying and Quality teams for fashionable outputs

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A tertiary qualification in Clothing Technology or related experience
    • Strong organizational skills and knowledge of supply chain and manufacturing


    • Excellent communication abilities
    • Assertiveness with the capacity to influence
    • High energy levels

    6. Trainee Graphic Designer

    Key Responsibilities

    • Creating placement graphics, branding, and prints for various fabrics and garments
    • Researching international and local fashion and print trends
    • Guiding Buyers and Designers on trend interpretation
    • Preparing graphics and prints for production

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A qualification in Graphic Design, Surface/Textile Design, Fashion Design, or related fields
    • Technical skills in fashion garment and fabric graphic design
    • Knowledge of print techniques and current branding/graphic trends
    • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign


    • Providing styling, branding, and graphic suggestions
    • Proficiency in computer-aided design and freehand sketching

    How to Apply

    • Required Documents: Comprehensive CV, Cover Letter, Academic Records, Identification
    • Application Process: Submit an application online through the Truworths career portal, ensuring all details are accurate and documents are up to date.

    This opportunity at Truworths is not just an internship; it is a doorway to your future in fashion. We encourage ambitious, forward-thinking individuals to apply and look forward to welcoming you to our team.