The International Trade Centre (ITC), through the GIZ-funded project “The Gambia: Activating skills and employment opportunities”, and in partnership with MOHERST and NAQAA, is offering a formalized apprenticeship programme in Tailoring and Garment Construction for interested Gambian youth. The apprenticeship consists of a work-based learning programme where apprentices learn on-the-job to develop the skills and knowledge to become professional tailors. The programme will last for eight months and during this time the apprentice will be hosted by a tailoring business and work onsite for them. By the end of the training, the apprentices will receive a nationally recognized certificate. Applicants should apply if they have an interest in tailoring and garment making and wish to develop their skills and knowledge in a real workplace setting. Apprentices will be expected to work a full working week in line with company policies.

HOSTING BUSINESS: Malick Mendy Tailoring, Ida’s Ideas Fashion Training Institute and Bakoteh Multi-Purpose Social and Skills Centre.

DURATION: 8 months, including two practical skills and knowledge-based assessments and off the job training sessions


Must be a Gambian citizen.

Must be aged 18-35.

Must at least complete Grade 9

No prior experience is necessary, but applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in tailoring and Garment Construction and desire to undertake the apprenticeship program.

Youth from all regions are eligible to apply.

  • Young women, returnees, and early school leavers are particularly encouraged to apply.

All materials and equipment required for the training programme shall be provided.


The application form is available on this link,, or in digital format on the YEP website (, and can also be collected in paper format at any of the hosting businesses or at the ITC office.

Interested applicants must complete the application form and send to

For any queries, contact: 2460101 or 3227534