At present, Rachael McMurray is a design assistant at womenswear brand Nicole Farhi. Working with each collection from concept to completion, a typical day might include working on CAD sketches,
Although FAD believes in having dreams, we don’t do the fluffy kind. We are about giving young people a ‘real’ insight into the fashion industry making them aware of the breadth of careers available, and giving them the tools and experience to get ahead.
We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach either. We work with young people to analyse their strengths and interests and encourage them to look at roles they have never even considered; from buying or merchandising, to garment technology or print design.
FAD offers regular careers events to young people – from talks and masterclasses to behind the scenes industry visits to brands such as, All Saints, Marks and Spencer, WGSN and John Lewis. Our career surgeries support teenagers with choosing future education options, CVs and portfolios, while our real and online community of young people share peer advice and inside information.
After spending three months interning for a luxury label as a print designer, Hannah Zahran is now an assistant print designer at the brand. Having secured her position there after
Having spent most of her time in employment since university working on the shop floor at Selfridges, where she is now a brand specialist, Samriddi Gurung has recently secured a