Fashion studio assistant apprenticeship

Work with the team that creates a collection

The fashion studio assistant is a key position in the designer industry, working with the team that creates a collection. The fashion studio assistant apprenticeship will introduce you to the designer fashion industry, with experience gained in both the product and commercial sides of a brand. In a large company, this role would be more focused on the studio, but in a smaller company, this role may also be involved in many other areas of the business. Busy, challenging and exciting, your apprenticeship will encompass a wide variety of tasks and will give a broad education in the reality of day-to-day life in a designer business. The apprenticeship starts in the heart of a designer business, the studio, to learn about how a collection is created. It will then lead to 12 months in a more focused area of the business: product development or production, sales and operations, or fashion marketing and communications. In order to progress on to the many roles in this diverse industry, a foundation in understanding how a collection is created, marketed and sold is invaluable.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Art and DT

Entry requirements for the fashion studio assistant apprenticeship: English and maths GCSEs or equivalent functional skills

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £20,000 per annum

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