Where are our former 6-week Fashion Conversion students now?

Spring Postgrad


Do you want a career in Fashion, but not sure if you have the right skills, or know where to start? Sounds like you’re in the same boat as most of our 6-week Fashion Conversion Course  students before they joined. The good news is, our 6-week Fashion Conversion Course in September, is an accelerator into the fashion world. Don’t believe us?! Just read these success stories from our April 2016 cohort… it makes for an inspiring read!

Hearing their unique and varied journeys to their dream roles is the perfect dose of afternoon inspiration.


"It was great- so glad I did it!”

Allie, The Upskiller

Pre FRA: DKNY Brand Specialist at Selfridges

Post FRA: Buyer’s Admin Assistant at River Island

As a Drama graduate Allie possessed many of the key skills required to be a successful buyer; a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills. Post leaving the course she was offered a buying internship at Lipsy before shortly being snapped up by River Island as a Buying Admin Assistant.


“I loved our course group and tutors, the course helped me decide what I wanted to do”

Natalie, The Career Changer

Pre FRA: HR Assistant

Post FRA: Merchandiser’s Admin Assistant at New Look

Prior to the course English Literature graduate Natalie worked in HR in the legal sector. During her time on the course she particularly enjoyed the Merchandising modules and decided she wanted to pursue a career in this area. Part of the course involved meeting the HR team at New Look where she was invited to interview with them for a MAA position. Nat was offered the role in fact she was the first Postgrad to land herself her ideal job. She did this so quickly in fact she hadn’t even finished her course!


The 6-week Fashion Conversion Course is a great thing to do if you want to kickstart your career in fashion. Not only will it provide you with great facilities but also with an exciting and friendly working environment”.

Karina, The International Student

Pre FRA: Sourcing and Export Assistant in Uruguay

Post FRA: Allocator at River Island

Moving from Uruguay to the UK Karina knew from the offset that she wanted to pursue a career in Fashion. With a background in logistics and a degree in International Business, Merchandising was a natural career choice for Karina when relocating to London. Karina’s interview at River Island for an Allocator role was on the final Friday of the course and on the Monday she got that all important job offer from them!


Feeling inspired already? Book your personal tour of the Fashion Retail Academy now to meet the team and check out our state of the art facilities in the heart of central London.


“My experience has been more than I could have ever imagined. The course has completely exceeded my expectations and been an absolute pleasure to attend every day. I will always be thankful for the opportunities attending the FRA has given me!”

Charlotte, The Career Converter

Pre FRA: Project Administrator

Post FRA: Buyer’s Admin Assistant at Signet Jewellers

Philosophy graduate Charlotte was working as a Project Administrator before joining the course, having already mastered the skills of organisation, commerciality and data handling she was already demonstrating an aptitude for all things buying. Charlotte met the HR team for Signet Jewellers whilst studying on the FRA Postgrad. Shortly after completing the course she was invited to an assessment centre needless to say was offered a BAA role there!


“This course is the the key to a thorough introduction to the Fashion Business, thanks FRA!”

Martine, The Career Developer

Pre FRA: Self-employed Music Lawyer

Post FRA: Legal Adviser at Arcadia

Martine joined the Postgrad programme with over 20 years’ experience in music law, wanting to take her legal career into the retail sector. Martine decided to join the course to gain a better understanding of the industry and make those key contacts. In the final week of the course Martine was offered an interim legal role at Arcadia.


“I signed up to the course, moved from Lincolnshire to London and couldn’t wait to begin. It was the best decision I made”.

Jaz, The Career Enhancer

Pre FRA: Marketing Assistant at Grantham College

Post FRA: Marketing Manager at Grantham College

With a degree in Advertising Design and a flair for graphic design it came as no surprise that Jazz loved the PR & Marketing modules on the course. Jazz returned her old job after the course had finished just in time to interview for the new Marketing Manager vacancy there. Feeling inspired and confident from the programme’s teaching content she took the plunge and applied for the role. Jazz’s hard work paid off as she’s now the newly appointed Marketing Manager!

Join our FRA Fashion Retail Programme this September here.

And one more thing…here’s a sneak peek at just some of the brands you will get to meet!