Schools Outreach

The Fashion Retail Academy has a dedicated events team to provide a range of IAG support with schools and colleges within greater London and beyond. 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.

COVID-19 REMOTE OUTREACH  

DIGITAL OUTREACH  

As school and college education has moved online, we’ve adapted our outreach activities to continue providing careers education support throughout the current situation. 

We’re aware that each school and college have created different plans for their students. Therefore, we are offering bespoke advice, resources and video content to suit your needs. 

Bespoke services we currently offer include: 

  • Digital worksheets from Year 9 to 6th Form 
  • Fact sheets for the industry and careers of interest 
  • Pre-recorded or live workshops (30minutes to 1 hour) 

If you’re interested in any of these services, please contact events@fra.ac.uk.

FUTURE CAREERS FAIRS AND WORKSHOPS 

At the current time, we are not taking bookings for the remainder of this academic year. However, should you have an event in mind for the next academic year, please email events@fra.ac.uk.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR CAMPUS 

As we are not facilitating trips to our campus at the present time, we have moved our tour experience online. You can find the tour on our YouTube channel here

Please see below for information on the services we offer once schools resume teaching on campus.

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.

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.

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 events@fra.ac.uk

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.