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Reporting from the workshops, FAD Volunteer Coordinator Varsha Odedra

This autumn FAD organised a series of two day career workshops at the Fashion & Textile Museum for 16-19 year olds. Targeted at college students getting ready to take their next step towards a creative career, the project was generously funded by The Ashley Family Foundation and New Look Foundation.


Day one of the workshop; students learnt about choosing the right university, course or apprenticeship and the tools they would need to succeed, from preparing a creative CV and interview techniques to putting together a portfolio of work. They also got an inside look at ‘university student life’ with a Q&A session from a panel of FAD beneficiaries, all of which are currently studying creative degrees.



Day two of the workshop; an insight to the different careers in the fashion industry, followed by industry professionals talking about their careers and the paths they took. Speakers included trend forecaster and The Women's Room founder, Jane Kellock, Retail Specialist and Editor Francesca Muston and former FAD Competition finalist and ethical designer, Anna-Marie Hesse of boutique 'Here Today Here Tomorrow'.

The workshop ended with a retail visit, and a session on market research analyzing how different retailers target their customers.


Teachers, could your students benefit from some specialist careers advice? FAD offers a range of career focused workshops. Please conact us for further information. E: | T: 020 7490 3946.