I made some really wonderful friends at the Fashion Retail Academy and got the chance to meet many people from industry. After completing my work placement at Dorothy Perkins, I was offered a job there part-time until I finished my course. I've now gone full-time!
My experiences from the Fashion Retail Academy have continually helped me in my merchandising career, for which I will always be grateful. During my studies, I met many industry experts and completed a great work placement, which prepared me for a life in merchandising. With the help of the academy’s careers fair and my fantastic tutor, I secured my first job in the lingerie allocation team at M&S.
Studying at the Fashion Retail Academy taught me how effective merchandising is crucial to companies’ success. The retail calculations and formulas on Excel and Oracle I was given have been invaluable. I use all the skills that I acquired at the FRA every day in my new job!