Fashion and Retail
Research individual company websites for their career pages. Many large retailers will have graduate schemes open to any discipline or may offer specific internships.
Example Fashion/Retail Graduate Schemes:
- Arcadia – Merchandise, Digital, Finance and Buying
- Marks and Spencer – Marketing, Digital and Buying
- Next – Merchandiser, Buyer and Design Schemes
- Sports Direct – Buyer, Design, Finance and Ecommerce
- TJX – Brand and Marketing, Product Development, Loss Prevention, Merchandising and More.
Keep an eye out for our ‘How to’ employer programme for careers talks from companies providing graduate scheme routes into Fashion and Retail.
Speculative applications for smaller companies and specialist design studios can help you tap into a hidden market.
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Self-employment and freelance routes into the industry are common for Fashion design roles. Designers can market their work through trade fairs and via agents, or by making contact directly with buyers from larger businesses or niche clothing outlets. Check out our Freelance Toolkit for further information and support.
For further information see – https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/fashion-designer and https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/retail/overview-of-the-retail-sector-in-the-uk