Preparing for the unexpected

Careers + Advice

It’s that time of the year again guys! The time to start making those important decisions on what you plan on doing after college and 6th Form. Whether it be continuing on to further/higher education or undergoing an apprenticeship within the industry it’s important that you are fully prepared and have conducted research into the various pathways – that way you can be ready for almost anything!

Luckily, we at FAD are very head strong about young people being super prepared for the next chapter of their lives. Supported by YouthInAction UK, last week two whole days was dedicated to young people from various colleges and 6th Forms across London to learn more about careers in the fashion industry and fashion based apprenticeships as well as valuable tips on how to write a personal statement, fill in application forms and how to improve CVs.

Supported by YouthInAction UK and held at Covent Garden’s Dragon Hall, the workshops provided an insight into what it is like to work in the industry with presentations from industry experts Jenni Sutton, a Development Manager from Fashion Capital and Nic Rogers, a Trend Manager from ASDA George. Current and past university students also attended the workshops to speak with the students about their portfolio work and university experience.

Past university students speaking about their work and uni experience.

Past university students speaking about their work and uni experience.

Practical Challenge! Team work skills

Practical Challenge! Team work skills

The students were also given informative, valuable handouts on the following: how to write/improve CVs; interview skills; how to complete application forms; factors to consider when applying for university; the different types of jobs within the field on fashion. The students also took part in practical activities demonstrating team working skills and time management efficiency.

Have a look at what some of the students who attended the Fashion Forward Workshops thought of the overall experience …

Keira from Bexley Grammar School “This Course has enabled me to be more informed about the courses to do with fashions on offer at universities. It has been very helpful. Thank you FAD!”

Djonomi “ … Was extremely beneficial and very well organised. The information and activities were fun and useful. Definitely glad I came! Thanks!”

Lucy from Barking and Dagenham College “ I would recommend this course as it was extremely useful and helped me a lot, by informing me about the pathways I did not know about before attending this workshop”

Nic Rogers, Trend Manager at ASDA George

Nic Rogers, Trend Manager at ASDA George

This project has been made possible with the support from the EU programme ‘YouthInAction’.

Youth in Action

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