New Fashion Merchandising Apprenticeship

FRA Fashion Merchandising Apprenticeship

Just about to finish school? Keen to start work but not really sure what to do next? It can be a daunting decision and we’ve all been there. Have you ever thought about an Apprenticeship in Fashion?

We’re excited to announce that the FRA has partnered with Arcadia to launch a brand new Level 4 Apprenticeship programme in Merchandising, starting in September 2017.

If you want to avoid a Degree and the price tag that comes with it, this could be the opportunity for you. This programme gives you the opportunity to get straight into Arcadia HQ with guaranteed training, work experience and career support – and you can earn a salary whilst doing it!

The Merchandising team is described as the “brains behind the product area” – the team getting your products straight to store or online when you need them and helping the business succeed. With this programme you have the opportunity to join the action and be part of a fun, hardworking, supportive Merchandising team.

As an added bonus, Arcadia are holding an Interactive Insight Day on 22 March, which will give you behind-the-scenes access to Arcadia’s amazing HQ on Oxford Street and the chance to meet the team, and ask more questions about the programme. Get your application in quickly for the chance to be shortlisted to attend. So…

The perfect merchandising apprentice is…
Someone bright, motivated, good with numbers and digitally-savvy - individuals who can ‘hit the ground running’ and get stuck in their tasks from day one. Full details

What will you be doing?

Using Arcadia’s in-house data base systems and Excel spreadsheets, you’ll be analysing data, pinpointing the trends that drive sales, helping to allocate stock, monitoring and reviewing sales and stock levels, and generally providing administration support for the team.
Plus, one day each month you’ll be at the FRA for training! You’ll work towards an accredited Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification in Business and Professional Administration.

How many spots are there?
There are 12 places on the programme, which starts in September 2017.

How long is the programme?
The programme will run over 18 months.

What comes next?
Once you’ve finished you should be all set to take up a Merchandise Administration Assistant role with Arcadia.

How can I apply?
Applications have now closed.

Have more questions?
If you’d like to learn more about future Apprenticeship opportunities call Call 020 3040 2886 or email us.