The Graduate Traineeship Programme offers London-based designers the opportunity to optimise the talent of a fashion design graduate for a 12 month traineeship. It allows the designer a chance to engage the services of a talented full-time employee for a year, paid for by the Fashion Trust, a charity run by the British Fashion Council, so that the business can focus on evolving. The graduate is in turn afforded an exceptional immersive experience working within and learning from a dynamic fashion house environment, whilst contributing to the business’ growth.
Jane Palmer Williams, former Head of Training at Louis Vuitton and Traineeship Programme Manager, sets and leads the programme for both the graduate and designer business. Since the programme’s inception in 2014, graduates have been placed at E. Tautz, Erdem, House of Holland, JW Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Roksanda.