Careers in one of the largest industries in the UK: fashion
Creative Contrary to expectations, the fashion industry isn’t just about modelling and fashion design; it's an amalgamation of people, skill sets and opportunities.
Whether you are good with numbers and lean towards the merchandising and buying areas of the industry, or maybe you are more creative – perhaps a keen photographer – areas such as visual merchandising and design might inspire you a fruitful and enriching career.
Fashion is an industry that’s fun and exciting and like no other. The creative industries are the future of the UK, with the sector growing every year. The people, too, are some of the most vibrant and interesting people to work alongside and be inspired by.
Gaining a career in fashion is varied and not all about hours of work experience, although that can help. Specific university courses can be very beneficial, not only for the qualification and skills but also for the human connections you make during your learning. Knowing the right people will always stand you in good stead, in any sector.
Many in the industry undertook internships that helped to build their experience and bolster their CV, while providing them with real life, hands-on, experience of potential future roles.
Graduate Fashion Week acts as a launch pad for emerging, graduate talent. It is the world’s largest showcase of BA fashion talent and takes place from 4th-7th June at The Truman Brewery.