Inspiring a new generation of people to enter the UK fashion industry in non-design roles
“Apprenticeships offer a great way to get into the UK fashion industry and we are delighted that David Beckham is here to help promote the vast opportunities that exist for creative young talent in non-design roles in our sector. There are now 13 new apprenticeships available in England for fashion and textiles, with more on the way, and a variety of vocational routes through the National Occupational Standards and Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.” Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT.
A Fashion Studio Assistant is a key position in the UK fashion industry, working with the team that creates a collection. This apprenticeship will introduce candidates to the fashion industry, with experience gained in both the product and commercial sides of a brand. In a large company, this role would be more focused on the studio, but in a smaller company this role may also be involved in many other areas of the business.
The apprenticeship starts in the heart of a designer business: The Studio, to learn about how a collection is created. The apprentice will spend the first six months learning about the core skills covering areas such as critical path management. It will then lead to 12 months in a more focused area of the business, with the apprentice choosing to specialise in one of three pathways: Product Development and Production; Sales and Operations; or Fashion Marketing and Communications.
Following on from the 18-month training, the apprentice will undertake an Independent End-Point Assessment that has been derived by industry experts in this field.
For more information visit: ukft.org