Angels Costumes. Careers Opportunities.

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Angels are recruiting!

We are looking for a Trainee Costumier at our Fancy Dress branch in Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2.

The successful candidate will work with a team of creative, fun and friendly individuals in a professional environment, to style and dress our customers in the costume of their dreams! From pirates, clowns, pop legends and showgirls through to period accurate costumes - Angels has it all.

Some costume and history knowledge is required (degree not essential) but bags of enthusiasm, an eye for style, a huge passion and knowledge of film, theatre, culture and the Arts, are essential. If this sounds like you, this could be the career for you.

Full training will be provided but an eye for detail; a little historical knowledge and a good sense of how to style is a plus.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a short covering letter to or telling us why you think this is the right role for you.

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 28th February 2019

What can I do now?


2 Year Level 3 Advance Course - click here

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8 Week Graduate Internships available in 4 departments - click here

Work Experience Placements

If you are over 18, a two week work experience placement may be just the thing - click here

Career Opportunities with Angels

What can a job at Angels offer me?

Angels is the largest and most prestigious costume house in the world and is the gold standard of costuming in the entertainment industry.

If you join us, you will be working with some of the best in the industry. You will be working with people who continue to drive Angels forward, hugely successfully. They have a vast knowledge and experience of their craft and are a major resource.

If you succeed in getting a job at Angels you will be given a unique opportunity which you should use to your best advantage in learning every aspect of the costume business.

Regardless of your qualifications you will go through our own rigorous training programme. During your three month trial period you will go 'back to basics' and learn 'The Angels Way'.

You will receive the best costume training available anywhere in the world working with the best costume professionals in the business. You will work on exciting projects from small independent features through to blockbuster movies; small theatre projects through to huge operas and commercials through to classic TV costume dramas.

If you succeed, doors can open for you within the industry worldwide. It is well proven that having Angels on your CV and a reference from us is a major advantage - not only does it demonstrate that you have had the best training but also that you work in a professional, efficient and reliable way - the Angels way!

You may also be interested to know the following about the kind of job types that exist at Angels, although we don't currently have any vacancies:

Posts as Junior or Trainee Costumiers - applicants have sometimes completed a costume or fashion course (which is not essential). What is more important is to be able to demonstrate a passion for costume and history and the desire to progress in the industry.

Posts in our Alterations Workroom require a minimum of 2 years formal training in the construction and interpretation of costumes. College leavers and graduates usually start in the Alterations Workroom.

Posts in Dressmaking require a minimum of 2 years formal training in the construction and interpretation of costumes plus at least 2 years relative experience.

Posts in Tailoring require a minimum of 2 years formal training in the construction and interpretation of costumes plus at least 2 years relative experience.

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