The Fashion Studio Apprenticeship will open new pathways to the luxury fashion industry for 18 year old school leavers. Its non-design focus will help to develop much needed skills to support a creative director and run a successful fashion business.

The apprenticeship will last 18 months. The first 6 months will introduce the life-cycle of a fashion collection. For the remaining year, the apprentice will choose one of three specialisms to pursue:

  • Product Development and Production
  • Sales and Operations
  • Fashion and Communications

The apprenticeship job role (standard) was developed by an employer group chaired by Zoe Olive, formerly of Roksanda, in conjunction with Creative Skillset and has been approved by Government as part of their Trailblazers scheme. UAL has been appointed as Awarding Organisation and will write the qualification associated with the apprenticeship. Click here to download the standard.

The apprenticeship is currently in its final stages of development.