Smart Garment Technologist (KTP Associate) Manchester Metropolitan University

Posted 2 months ago

Based at: Kymira, Reading
Salary: £30,000 – 35,000

The role: An exciting opportunity has become available to work full time on a 2-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop and embed innovative and sustainable design and manufacturing approaches to integrate existing electronic systems into a range of ‘next generation’ smart garments, supported by a new manufacturing system capable of significantly increasing sales in professional sports and healthcare markets.

Company information: Kymira is a technology company developing smart garments for the professional sports and healthcare sectors. In 2013, they launched their first technology, an infrared emitting textile, used to enhance athlete performance and recovery.

Find out more about Kymira at

Qualification we require:
A 1st or 2:1 in Textile or Garment Engineering/Design or related subject, with relevant industrial experience.

Application requirements:

•Demonstrate an understanding of operations management, process mapping and productivity improvement practices.
•Demonstrate an understanding of the technical processes and parameters of design development and bulk manufacturing (including technical specifications, fit, sizing and grading, construction techniques, performance testing, quality control and packaging/labelling).
•Detailed knowledge of the key components of garment technical development and construction techniques.
•Experience in digital garment development software.
•An overview of textile technology and embedded sensors for sportswear applications.
•Experience of working in an industrial environment.

Personal attributes:
•Technical design creativity.
•Excellent IT skills.
•Aptitude to work autonomously as well as engagement within a team.
•Able to confidently communicate complex concepts clearly to a wide-ranging audience.

•£2,000 per year to spend on professional development and training;
•attendance at two managerial workshops with Ashorne Hill;
•opportunity to register on a higher degree (at a reduced cost);
•opportunity of a permanent position with the company; 70% of host companies make a permanent job offer to their Associate at the end of the project.

For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Wood ( or Barbara Shepherd (

Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for the role at