How my placement helped me get a graduate job at Topshop – Alex Marin, Fashion and Textile Design

A placement year “is the best time to get real hands-on experience” according to Alex Marin who graduated in 2016 with a 1st in BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design. In between years 2 and 3 of her degree Alex completed a placement year at Debenhams and she explains how this helped her in her final year and to get that graduate job at Topshop.

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Fashion placement experience: Sidnie at Roberta Einer

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Sidnie Brennan, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design, completed a Placement+ where she worked at several companies during her placement year including Holly Fulton and Roberta Einer. Sidnie tells us about what she is most proud of achieving during her time at Roberta Einer and the benefits of working for a small company.

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Fashion placement experience: Lauren, Studio Intern at Holly Fulton

Lauren Chivers, a Portsmouth Fashion and Textile Design student, chose to do a Placement+ year where she completed a number of short-term placements. Working at Holly Fulton and Paul Smith gave Lauren experience of working at a small company and a much larger business. Lauren tells us about her placement at Holly Fulton, where she worked alongside another Portsmouth fashion student, Sidnie.

Myself, Sidnie and another intern Jacqueline from Germany who we became close with.
Myself, Sidnie and another intern Jacqueline from Germany who we became close with.

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Placement experience: Lauren, Design Development Intern at Paul Smith

Lauren  Chivers, a Portsmouth Fashion and Textile Design student, did a Placement+ year completing placements at two different companies. Lauren tells us about working at Paul Smith and why you should 100% do a placement.

Lauren Chivers with Paul Smith
Paul Smith & myself on my final day at Paul Smith. Taken in his office – he hoards a lot of things which are used as inspiration and ideas for collections and projects!

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Fashion work experience at Sacred Obscene

We love to hear how our students are getting on during their work experience placements, so were pleased to get an email from Urmi Choudhury, a Fashion and Textiles student, currently working with The Sacred Obscene.

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Former fashion placement student “Highly Commended” at Graduate Fashion Week

We are so excited to hear that Hannah Mitchell, former Fashion and Textile Design placement student, was highly commended in the Boux Avenue Swimwear & Lingerie Award category at Graduate Fashion Week in London. The judges were Debbie Duckett (Boux Avenue), Alex Paphitis (Boux Avenue) and Caroline Rothwell (Boux Avenue).

Hannah completed a Self-employment Placement Year (SPY) in 2015-16 running her own lingerie business, Hayze Designs.

Hannah Mitchell Design Graduate Fashion Week 2017