All of our courses are embedded with regular enrichment from Industry and there are plenty of ways to get involved with different levels of commitment. Work with us on one or more of the areas below to help shape the future for tomorrow's job ready talent.
Use our students to solve a current business challenge via a live project. This enables you to gain real insight from our students on a particular initiative or industry sector. Previous projects have included social media reviews, competitor analysis & design of new product lines.
A quick turnaround disrupter to challenge students to solve a specific issue that you will launch as a Visiting Industry Expert (VIE). You can use our student demographic to get a different range of solutions to solve a specific challenge whilst providing our students with valuable feedback on how the industry would react in similar circumstances.
Example brands: Alexander McQueen, Alshaya Group, H&M, Naceo.
As a Visiting Industry Expert (VIE), you will stage an intervention during a set project to give contextual direction and specific feedback on a task, aimed at offering real-time insight. This acts as your first touchpoint to hear the ideas of the next group of graduates.
Example brands: PVH, ASOS/Diesel, Sweaty Betty.
Share your knowledge with our students through masterclasses and workshops. We have many different courses and are looking for real life examples, opinions and points of view to pass onto the students to assist with their learnings.
Become a mentor for a group of our Fashion Design students during one of their projects. There will be one mentor to each group of four students, aimed at supporting them to bring their project to life and connect their academic learning with your industry experience.
If you want to be more involved with our students through a one to one relationship, we offer a degree mentor programme. You will be paired with one of our HE students and meet with them once per term, to support, guide and give insight to working life. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know the next generation of fashion graduates and pass on your experience to someone just starting out in the industry.
A live and collaborative three-week programme for Year 2 Students, which can be adapted according to your brand. The programme encourages the exploration of a range of specialisms covered on the course and can be tailored to your retail structure and KPIs.
Help shape the talent of the future by supporting a three-week industry experience placement for one of our Level 4 or HE students, either remotely or blended. This enables you add resource to your team whilst gaining access to the very latest talent. You will have the opportunity to carry out an extended interview whilst simultaneously providing a student with invaluable experience to give them a competitive advantage in the job market.
We have a number of ways for you to recruit and engage with our current and Alumni talent pool through our careers service - FRACareers. Have access to our FRACareers Platform and set up an account where you can advertise and manage your latest roles and internships through our jobs boards. Our FRA Alumni closed LinkedIn page is our way of building a FRA Alumni community where we’ll advertise roles on your behalf, allowing you to access talent at a wide range of levels. We’d also love to welcome you to our annual Careers Fair to meet our forthcoming graduates looking for their first job role.
If you’d like more information or to get in touch then contact as at FRACareers@fra.ac.uk