Solihull, England, United Kingdom
26 Oct 2021
29 Oct 2021
About Gymshark

From a garage in Birmingham to a global billion-dollar company, Gymshark is constantly evolving. Today, we exist to unite the conditioning community. We pride ourselves on being a team of grafters, innovators and visionaries. But above all else, we are a family. Our family is ambitious and hard-working. We're committed and consistent. We're passionate and progressive. Simply put, we're different.

We are dedicated to finding talented individuals to join our Gymshark family, people that can bring an exemplary level of skill and add to our culture by sharing the same values and beliefs that make us who we are - visionary. If you've got something no-one else has, we want you. Be a part of inventing Gymshark's future.

Gymshark is an equal opportunity employer. The people that drive our success and infectious culture each come with their own unique set of thoughts, beliefs, cultures, identities, background and body. We're different because we celebrate difference. That's what the Gymshark family is - diverse, inclusive, equal.

A little bit about the role

When you work for us, you're more than a placement student - you join our rapidly expanding Gymshark family. We give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster and be the best version of themselves. We work hard, sure, but we have fun while we do it. Sound like you?     

We are looking for an undergraduate to join our   Design   function for an exciting 13-month placement starting in July 2022.   Working with the   Design   Team   helping create graphics and print from initial concept to completion for apparel. This is an opportunity to learn design excellence. You will learn how to build an aesthetic, technical and commercial awareness combined with a curious and creative outlook alongside the ability to work within a team.  

What you'll be doing

You will gain experience in the following areas:


  • Learn the day-to-day planning of seasonal workload
  • Collaborate with wider team to ensure there is a synergy between apparel collections where necessary    
  • Support with the research of market trends and influences    
  • Assist with design admin - producing print ready artworks and actioning design amends    

Graphic Design    

  • Research into emerging trends in graphics and print    
  • Learn how the brand DNA, creative direction and seasonal strategies are implemented through all concepts and designs.    
  • You will have the opportunity to learn how to create graphic artworks and all over print for both Men's and Women's collections, from initial concept to completion.    
  • Work closely with development counterparts to problem solve in product execution    
  • Support in the delivery of design deadlines and key development dates in the critical path    
  • Learn how to present research and design concepts effectively    
  • Work with design leads and Product Management team to learn how to create graphics that the consumer will love
  • Work with product briefs from Product Management, defining clear purpose and intent behind each graphic concept    
  • Learn how to deliver and execute compelling product story telling which give our consumer ‘The Reason to Believe'    
  • Support the team to deliver seasonal designs on time at 25% - 50% - 100% review stages    
  • Learn to work to execute product briefs, as delivered by Product Management
  • Receive and utilise constructive feedback on design work from peers    


  • Understanding the commercial impact of design decisions made during the product creation process    
  • Develop confidence in decision making and presenting work at internal Product Sign offs   

What you'll need

We're not about box-ticking, but if this profile speaks to you all the better:
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in team environment
  • Ability to plan and manage time effectively    
  • Have successfully completed the penultimate year of your chosen degree
  • A keen eye for detail and ability to deliver unique design work to a high standard    
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of repeat patterns and print techniques
  • Passion for designing for clothing
  • Willingness to learn    

What you'll get

There's never been a better time to work for Gymshark. We are growing fast, and we want ambitious people to join us for the ride. We offer a diverse and inclusive culture, a supportive and sociable work environment, plus ample opportunities for professional growth, development and networking.

Not to mention…
🩺 Full private medical insurance with no excess
🏖 25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want
💻 A truly Flexible Working Culture
👥 A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment
💰 Employer pension contributions up to 7%
🤩 Life Assurance at four times your basic salary
🦈 50% Gymshark Discount
🥇 Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support
📚 Great Training and Learning Resources
🖥 Choice of hardware and access to the best software
🤒 Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell
🧸 Very Generous Family Leave package - we support you extending your family
🍎 Refuel - Healthy fresh food at GSHQ
🏋️‍♂️ Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership
👉 Free monthly massages
💈 Beauty and Barber facilities
🚘 Free on-site parking

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you'll be invited to take part in a video screening and if successful, you'll be invited to an in person assessment day. Our assessment days will be held at Gymshark HQ, Solihull, UK at the beginning of December.

Job applications open on 11th October 2021 and close on 24th October 2021.

Placement is for 13 months from July 2022.