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Rapanui is a high growth, fast paced e-commerce business that's won lots of awards for its innovative approach to sustainable design, technology and on-the-job / vocational training. We are known for our excellence in training young people. Our apprenticeship training programmes are designed to create radical changes in career path for talented young people, who often lack opportunities to make a success of their careers on the Island. Over the last 3 years, every graduate trainee or apprentice we hired got a full time, salaried job at our campus on the Isle of Wight. We also occasionally recruit graduate or experienced professionals in specialist areas and offer positive and rewarding flexible work for Islanders at our factory in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. You can view and apply for our current vacancies below - we are a high growth company, so if you do not see a vacancy that suits you now, please check back soon.
Opportunity
Team
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  Junior Graphic Designer
Creative
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

We are looking for a hardworking creative individual to join our expanding design team. The successful applicant will work across multiple projects across our  business including T-shirt design, webstore design and designing creative assets for marketing campaigns.

Working within our fast-growth digital company , you will be responsible for designing original t-shirt collections for the biggest charities and brands in the UK including War Child, Marine Conservation Society, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace - playing a key role in helping values-based brands create products that contribute to solutions around global sustainability.

The right applicant must be skilled in design programs including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and thrive in a fast paced environment. Strong attention to detail and  consistent artwork quality whilst appreciating and working with other brand’s styles is important.

Talent is more important than experience, though a willingness to learn is essential regardless of previous work history. Our fast growing company relies on teamwork to create commercially successful stores, so communication skills, drive, strong organisational skills and professional process discipline are a must..


A portfolio demonstrating your best work across multiple projects along with your C.V, or a demonstration of orginal t-shirt designs on your own Teemill store, would assist the application process.


  Trainee Software Engineer
Code
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Technology is at the heart of what we do. We are world leaders in on-demand garment print technology, hosting custom webstores for tens of thousands of brands and fulfilling their orders from our factory in Freshwater. This is only possible because of our team of hard-working, passionate developers who build things that have never been built before.

By regularly delivering new features, writing code for factory automation, and building time-saving tools for our internal operations teams, the dev team is fueling the high growth of Teemill. This means it is one of the fastest-growing teams in the business, and we are looking to expand it further.

Working in this team involves the use of a broad range of skills including PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS & Javascript (including Vue.js). We don't require any previous professional work experience for this role, but we do require that the successful applicant has good code experience, ideally in the aforementioned programming languages.

Teemill is well known for its high growth, fast track and exciting programming careers. The successful applicant will join a growing team of both full-time and apprentice software engineers who are friendly, helpful and all working towards making the Teemill platform the best in the world.

If you are a confident coder and are interested in joining an exciting high-growth startup, we'd love to hear from you.

  Business Development Manager
Sales
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

We are looking for a Business Development Manager to join our team working within a hyper-fast growth company.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and growing accounts like Lush Cosmetics, Red Bull, The Body Shop and Sky working on projects for uniforms and marketing t-shirts and merchandise.  

The right candidate must be a natural relationship and rapport builder whilst having a can-do attitude to not only meeting clients' needs, but exceeding them. You will be expected to think about customer accounts strategically, and identify new opportunities to increase their life time value.

The successful candidate will be diligent, driven with a can-do attitude and excellent written and spoken English.

Experience with clients is preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. 

  Software Engineering Apprentice
Code
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Our coding apprenticeship programme takes young people from the Isle of Wight who love solving problems & who understand the basics of code, and turns them into professional web developers. Of our last 7 coding apprentices, 7 were offered jobs after the year-long training course.

Training is on-the-job: apprentices write code for real projects that make a real-life difference, whilst receiving high quality coaching from more experienced members of the team. However, we're not a charity - to make a success of your apprenticeship, you'll be required to keep up a personal reading and practice routine that's not for the faint-hearted. There's a lot to learn in 1 year.

We operate a 9-5, Monday to Friday routine with paid holiday to help apprentices adapt to working life. Our headquarters, where apprentices are trained, is in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight in a newly refurbished factory.

Applicants should have GCSEs of C or above in Maths, English and IT. A basic acquaintance with HTML, CSS, Javascript and any server-side language at hobbyist level are required. Basic knowledge in PHP / MySQL would be very helpful to get off to a fast start.

If you are good at solving problems, love coding, and are willing to invest in yourself - we'd love to hear from you.

 

  Customer Relationship Executive
Sales
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

We are looking for a Customer Relationship Executive to join our team. The successful applicant will be working within our business to business division.

Working within a hyper-fast growth company, you will be responsible for dealing directly with multinational customer accounts that include Red Bull, Lush, Body Shop and Sky as well as Charities, Celebrities and Fashion Designers. Working creatively to supply them with uniforms, marketing t-shirts and merchandise.  

The right candidate must be a natural relationship and rapport builder whilst having a can-do attitude to meeting clients' needs.

You will be expected to think about customers in the long term, and identify new opportunities to increase their life time value. Analytical and logical thinking would be a plus.

Experience with clients is preferred, but not essential as full training will be given. Passion and willingness to learn is vital. May suit a recent graduate or individual with sales experience.


  Sales Apprentice
Sales
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

In our B2B sales team, we take a customer’s vision and make it into real products for them, either as uniform, merchandise or for marketing.

We are looking for a customer-friendly person to join this positive and fast-paced team. We work with many of Europe's best-known brands including Innocent Drinks, Red Bull and Lush Cosmetics.

The successful candidate will work with our clients to take orders through from design, to quote, and all the way to ensuring that it is printed and delivered on time, exceeding expectations at all times. They will be the first point of contact when our customers return, and become responsible for managing and growing that relationship.

The role begins by understanding the customer and their requirements, building a relationship and advising on products while all the time providing a fantastic customer experience. Experience is not essential as full training will be given.

Ambition pays off at Rapanui, as the sales team are in full control of their leads, and can earn an uncapped monthly amount of performance related bonuses based on their individual sales performance.

The successful candidate will be optimistic, driven with a can-do attitude and excellent spoken and written English.

If you are a real people person, with good communication skills, and are willing to invest in yourself - we'd love to hear from you.

  Manufacturing Apprentice
Manufacturing
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

We’re looking for an ambitious, hard working person to join our fast-paced manufacturing team.

We operate a 9-5, Monday to Friday routine with paid holiday to assist new employees with adapting to working life. Apprentices are trained at our newly refurbished factory in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. 

Our apprenticeship programme teaches how to print t-shirts to a professional standard as well as developing the qualities and attributes needed to become a professional member of the manufacturing team at the end of it.

The ideal candidate will be a hard worker, practical and have a desire to make quality products in a fast-paced environment. They must be diligent, have a strong attention to detail and fit in well with our enthusiastic team. A get-up-and-go, can-do attitude to learning is essential.

Demonstrating maturity and a desire to learn and grow skills will strengthen an individual candidate's application. No previous experience is needed as day-to-day training is provided in house.

If you'd like a great year of learning, to earn a qualification and build a career at one of the most exciting companies on the Isle of Wight - apply now.

  Customer Service Apprentice
Customer Service
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

We have an exciting new opportunity in our customer service team at Rapanui for a bright customer focused apprentice who loves talking to people. The successful applicant will be working in our Rapanui and Teemill divisions.

The customer service apprentice will be responsible for delivering amazing customer service to a wide variety of customers such as social media influencers, brands, charities etc.

The successful candidate will go through a year journey receiving a level 3 NVQ in customer service as well as loads of in-house training. A full time position will be available at the end of the apprenticeship for a candidate who demonstrates a willingness to learn, develop themselves personally, and make the role their own. Unlimited progression is possible as we are a hyper-fast growth company. It's very much a role for someone who is willing to work hard and develop themselves as well as the department itself - customer service is never finished.

The right candidate is customer focused, with excellent written and spoken English, and have good rapport building skills whilst having a can-do attitude to meeting the customer's needs.

We operate a 9-5, Monday to Friday routine with paid holiday to help apprentices adapt to working life.

If you are a real people person, with good communication skills, and are willing to invest in yourself - we'd love to hear from you.

Our tech means fast-track careers

We're a young brand, we love what we do and as a fast growth company there's always something new happening. For the best, there's opportunities to progress - nearly all of our management team are former apprentices or graduate trainees and our training is designed to create future leaders. As a company we develop and deploy our own technologies into the online and manufacturing environment to make sustainability accessible and cool. Not many people know that tens of thousands of companies all over the world use our manufacturing tech to power their online stores, and we have one of the most advanced fashion factories in the world right here on the Isle of Wight. We grow fast and people quickly progress, so we pick our team carefully, we are all focused and take what we do seriously and consider ourselves the special forces of sustainable fashion. We work hard, but we like having fun too. On team days, going surfing is pretty much a whole-squad operation. We're welcoming, friendly and we don't care if you've not got much experience. We believe that young people are the future and we'll challenge you to be your best, to step up and we'll build your confidence by trusting you to take on big projects - sometimes they're things that have never been done before. If you want to work with a-team players, want to learn something new each day and start a career in a business always creating opportunities to progress, we won't let you down.

Our Mission

Climate, environment, inequality - there is an almost endless list of things that need attention in the 21st century. Our brand started to make sustainability cool. For us this meant using certified organic fabrics in ethically accredited, renewable energy powered factories. As we have grown, (you can read more on our story here) so have our secret projects. These days, we spend most of our time developing advanced technologies for our supply chain. This includes industrial-scale automation and the application of artificial intelligence. We also empower anyone in the world to use our technology through our platform Teemill.com with millions of people able to access, create and buy products that represent the best in sustainable fashion, in most cases without even realising that the product is any different. We have helped some of Europe's biggest charities raise funds with this tech, and our growth is accelerating. The most valuable thing in the world to us though, despite these values, has been the ability to come to work each day with people that embody the spirit, belief and determination that we call Rapanui. We use technology to make cool products that change the world for the better. That is our mission.
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