Helping you find a career in the fashion industry
While it's not all glitz and glam, the fashion industry is an exciting and fun place to work. What's more, fashion requires workers from a diverse range of backgrounds and interests, so there's sure to be room for you.
What's most important is a creative flair and an eye for trends. Whatever your role in the industry, your priority is producing clothes and accessories that will help people look their very best.
The fashion industry sees the crossing of arts and business. This means there are lots of roles with different degrees of customer interaction. You may prefer to remain behind the scenes, just working with those in the industry itself. Or perhaps you want a more customer facing role in which you'll be helping people find the right clothes for them. The fashion industry offers something for everyone.
Fashion is one of the largest creative industries in the UK, but it's also highly competitive. Most roles in the industry do not require a degree, so it's all about your talent and your ability to market yourself.
For the most part, you'll be working for a company within the industry and you'll work on a particular sector, such as menswear, children's fashion, or sportswear. Womenswear is the most popular sector in the industry but also the most competitive, so you'll need to stand out.
Or, if you're less interested in designing clothes yourself, you could pursue a career in modelling.