Knit Engineer Apprenticeship

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Knit Engineer Apprenticeship

BYBORRE is looking for someone to leverage their technical knitting skills to help our internal lab execute exciting projects for intriguing international brands

Internship · AMSTERDAM


We are a textile innovation company based in Amsterdam where we’re focused on drastically changing the textile industry as we know it today. With an in-house knit lab with a range of circular knitting machines, extensive yarn library, a creative atelier and a consultancy design company we are experimenting and innovating to create the highest quality knits.

It is our mission to create conscious creators and invite a wide variety of brands from world leading companies, from sportswear, to fashion, all the way to interior and automotive. Some of these brands include adidas, BMW, Rapha, Gore-Tex, and more. We ask these respected institutions to be “part of something bigger” and explore the power of bespoke and conscious textile creation together with us.

The future of BYBORRE is to allow these brands to create in a conscious manner through our online platform (Create™), digitising the full supply chain from designing your unique textile through to producing the fabric. We believe in transparency, supplying creators with tools to design and construct their own knits, based on their specific requirements, and make textile creation a fundamental part of their design process.

About the team

  • Be part of a dynamic, international team (35+ people) in Amsterdam
  • Mix of experts in different fields (Knit Engineers, Atelier Specialists, Yarn Specialists, Chief Pocket Officer, Knit Designers, in-house digital team and more)
  • You will be working closely with our Knit Engineers and be part of our amazing Knit Lab team.

Knit Engineer Apprenticeship

The BYBORRE Apprentice Program is a full-time 6 month paid apprenticeship position for graduated talents to gain working experience as a Knit Engineer. The goal of this program is to give talents the chance to grow within, and contribute to, a fast paced, innovative working environment. 

This position offers the opportunity to experience up close how a world leading textile innovative kit lab runs. It's a 6 month program where we focus on growing your knowledge about knitting machines, yarn and sampling processes while gaining hands-on experience. Over 75% of this apprenticeship is focussed on hands-on operating industrial circulair knitting machines and supporting our other knitters.

You will be a part of our Knit Lab team and will be working closely with our Knit Engineers. BYBORRE is a close-knit team and will support and help you to grow if you step up to this exciting challenge.

What you'll be doing

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in operating our circular knitting machines
  • Be working alongside and supporting our Knit Engineer team
  • Developing an understanding of programming for circulair knitting machines
  • Learn more about the textile development process, from design to final production
  • Learn more about the different circulair knitting machines in our studio
  • Grow your yarn knowledge
  • Get the opportunity to be part of a full production chain
  • Be working on your personal development plan focussed on learning technical knitting

Skills & experience

What we're looking for in the ideal candidate. Not all of these are must haves, so please take the leap to get in touch even if you don't feel you meet all criteria:

  • (Recently) graduate from a MBO, HBO or WO-level education who wants to gain more working experience.
  • You already have (some) technical experience with circulair knitting machines
  • A strong affinity to textile and knits
  • Creative problem solving skills to find solutions for technical problems
  • Self-starting attitude, resourcefulness and ability to show initiative
  • Basic Excel skills
  • Proficiency in English ( our studio language)
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty and ask questions

  • Eager to learn fast and develop yourself

We can currently only accept applications from applicants from the EU/EEA & Switzerland, or people who have a Dutch study-, arbeid vrij toegestaan-, or job-seeking year residence permit.


  • Work at a kick-ass and globally focused, innovative and growing Knit Lab
  • Responsibilities and ownership if an area is mastered well
  • Steep learning and development curves
  • Monthly compensation of 750 euro gross
  • Daily travel expenses covered

  • Daily, healthy office lunch, drinks & snacks

  • Be part of a dynamic, international team in Amsterdam

  • Be part of a life changing adventure

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Did we get you excited to join our team?

Then we'd love to hear from you, apply now!

Application deadline July 31st 2021