FRA CAREERS

Here at the FRA, your future career aspirations matter to us. We not only want you to enjoy your time studying with us, but we also want you to smoothly progress into your chosen future career or study options. Our careers service is benchmarked against Gatsby, which means you can be assured we are providing an embedded programme of careers education and guidance. Our careers leader along with dedicated careers coaches are committed to informing and guiding each FRA student.

GET IN TOUCH

If you have a query about any aspect of our careers service, then please do get in touch. You can contact us on the following email FRACareers@fra.ac.uk

 

 

The FRA offers a personalised career service. Open from 9.30–4.30 every day throughout the entire year, you can book a 1:1 career appointment with a careers coach. If you need help finding part-time work, to write a CV, to start your job search, help with applying for University or to plan for your future, we are here to provide impartial advice and guidance.

The careers support extends to time spent with students in lessons too. This provides additional tailored support that can help develop those core success skills for your next steps. Some of these areas include:

 

  • Helping you build an industry-ready professional CV using sophisticated CV software
  • Support with UCAS applications and personal statements
  • Personalised self-assessment and career tools to develop key success skills
  • Showing you how to network and perform well in an assessment centre

And much much more…

During the year, professional and personal development sessions form part of each course and cover topics such as CV writing, skills assessment, and those essential interview techniques. FRACareers will provide multiple opportunities to learn those valued workplace skills from industry experts. This means that you will be exposed to hiring managers to learn about what’s required for a career in their brands at significant times throughout the academic year.  With a dedicated Industry Careers Fairs each year in May, this also gives you the chance to get in front of industry employers to find full or part time job opportunities.

To support with your future career choices, we also provide an incredible intuitive user-friendly tool; the FRACareers platform. This amazing resource provides 24/7 access to a wide range of content to help you further enhance and improve your employability skills.

The intuitive layout and industry-relevant content work alongside the face-to-face assistance from our team to give you unrivalled support. 

Features include:

  • Interview360 (an amazing interview simulator with real-time feedback)
  • CV & cover letter builders
  • CV360 (the function uses the same algorithms as industry to make sure your CV is the best it can be)
  • Assessment centre tool
  • A huge range of aptitude tests and career assessments
  • A wealth of e-learning programmes and more

 

The FRACareers platform has a huge selection of functions that will get you industry-ready and put you ahead of other candidates in the jobs market.

Our unrivalled industry links and close working relationships with our partnership brands mean you get exclusive access to jobs direct from industry leading employers on our jobs board.

FRACareers are here to help and support you with your employability skills throughout your time at the FRA and beyond.

Once you graduate and receive your results it is a perfect time to join our alumni! With access to a Career Coach for at least a month and the FRACareers platform for 12 months following graduation, as well as continued access to exclusive jobs it is a great resource to have access to.

We’d also love you to share your experiences with our current students and there are lots of ways for you to get involved!

Level 3 Fashion Design Student

"The FRA's Careers Service helped me with focusing on what I need to improve in my personal skill set, and has helped me by providing me with job opportunities and guidance"

 

Level 4 Garment Technology Student

"The FRA's Career Service helped me understand that any thing is possible if you have a logically plan, this was taught more with the support of the teachers. But the Career Service has helped me more confident with myself and made me self aware of my strengths and weaknesses.

 

Level 4 Fashion Retail Student

The Career Service showed me the most important steps to writing a good CV and allowed me to carry out personal assessments on myself, highlighting my strengths and weaknesses; both which have been very useful and that I will take with me into my future career.