Schools Outreach

The Fashion Retail Academy has a dedicated events team to visit schools and colleges within greater London and beyond, to provide a range of IAG support.  The breadth and diversity of roles within the fashion industry is often misunderstood, with the common perception the sector is limited to fashion design and retail. There is so much more beyond this and a wealth of career opportunities available to students across both creative and business roles. Our aim is to educate as many young people as we can to the range of possibilities available to them.

Careers Fairs

We regularly attend school careers fairs and bring a host of printed information about our diploma and degree courses, interactive games and quizzes to engage and inform your students.  We also have information specifically related to parents to help them support their child to make an informed decision about their future.

Specialist workshops

Our specialist, interactive workshops are ideal for classes of up to 30 pupils at a time, and we can either attend for a full day or for one bespoke group.   There are a variety of workshops available across all subjects of fashion retail, or one combined workshop encompassing all of the job roles available. Each workshop takes around 40  minutes and includes an interactive element and Q&A session.  We will need a dedicated space and overhead projector to deliver this content.

Careers Advisor sessions

Once a year we run sessions at the Academy for Careers Advisors. During these sessions we will update you on the Industry and available jobs, our courses and provide you with a range of materials for future use.  During the year we also send out information monthly about the industry and our specialist courses.

If you would like to book us in for one of the above or find out more information, please email

Open Days

We also run open days at the academy throughout the year which give applicants the chance to visit the academy, take a tour of the building, hear a presentation from our Principal, take part in an interactive course workshop, meet current students and alumni, and apply on the day.  Click here for details of our current Open Days and to register your place.