H&M Group Trainee Program: Fashion Design

Company Description

Do you live and breathe fashion? If you want to help transform the fashion industry and accelerate your career, our 12-month Trainee program is tailor made for you! We are a company with high ambitions to grow in new and creative ways. As a Fashion Design trainee, you’ll launch a bright career, make lifelong friends, and globe-trot on an international placement. 


Join a new era of designers that are democratizing fashion. With creativity and a commercial mindset, you’ll promote your unique perspective and design products that empower our customers to express themselves.

Regardless of style, personality, gender, age, size and state of mind, we want to encourage all people to be who they are and express their full self. Drawing inspiration from art, travel, street fashion, culture, the media, nature and science, constantly staying curious about the world around us to spot the latest trends. Our designers transform ideas into products for our customers to fall in love with.

As a Fashion Design Trainee, you will put your knowledge into practice and spend one year learning about fashion design from different angles, giving you a unique perspective on how teams across the organization work together. You will start the program rotating within departments at the Head Office in Stockholm, and later spend a few months abroad at one of our regional offices around the world. During the program, you will have an immense network of support from managers, mentors and colleagues.  

You’ll be learning to:

  • Turn ideas into fashion collections and products, from first concept to both physical and digital stores
  • Use your fashion expertise to spot business opportunities and stay on top of trends
  • Use software in the design process to fuel creativity
  • Coordinate prints into commercial print stories
  • Create typography to bring words to graphic designs
  • Work with textiles, trims, prints, and yarn dyes


We’re looking for recent graduates with:

  • A degree in Fashion Design or similar
  • 1-3 years of work experience – part time or full time, during or after graduation
  • Creativity and visionary mindset
  • International experience from either work or studies
  • A genuine interest in H&M and the fashion industry

We want you to add your personality to the role. By bringing your passion and creativity to everything you do, we know that you will excel. You’ll spark new ideas by collaborating with your team and other teams, sharing technical knowledge and bringing designs to life. We don’t expect you to have all the answers. What really matters is your drive to realise your unique vision, and your thoughtful, collaborative attitude. That way we can create products that customers will adore. Most of all, we expect you to be you and spend the year exploring your best self.    

WHY H&M Group Trainee Program?

The program is our platform to find and develop outstanding talents, designed to give you the insights, learnings and large working network needed to accelerate your career within the business. We are all about enabling talents with an entrepreneurial spirit and agile mindset, bringing your unique experiences and perspectives to help shape the future of fashion and design. Our trainee program is part of our recipe for success!

When the program is completed, it is our ambition to have all trainees join us in a full-time role as a Product Designer within one of our concepts at the Head Office in Stockholm. With this opportunity you will be able to join our amazing creative design team as well as start to build your career at HM group.

This is your chance to launch a stellar career and help us transform the fashion world. Interested? Find out how to apply below.

GOOD TO KNOW – Application & Practical Information:  
Excited to join us? Then please get in touch - we're looking forward to hearing from you! The last day to apply is 7th January 2024. We will only start reviewing applications after the last application date.

For more information visit our FAQ section

Learn more about H&M Group, our business and how we work here

Due to GDPR we can only handle applications via our career site. Send us your application in English including a resumé and proof of education (grades/diploma).  

Relocating & Benefits? 
If you are moving from another country, we will help you relocate and get settled in your new hometown Stockholm (including work permit and visa application). Note that it is a paid trainee program, meaning you will work full-time and receive a market-based salary. Other H&M Group benefits will be shared later in the process.  

H&M Group is committed to creating a Diverse & Inclusive environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, or age.  

We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Privacy Policy