The BFC has today launched a Fashion Studio Apprenticeship, which will help give youngsters the ability make it in various fields of the fashion industry without having to undergo higher academic education.
The programme was unveiled during a visit to Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham where BFC Ambassadorial President David Beckham, BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah and BFC Chief Executive Caroline Rush attended. The event also saw BFC Newgen designers, including Richard Quinn, attend.
The apprenticeship is part of the BFC Education Pillar, which gives young people a clear understanding of how to train for a plethora of industry roles within the creative industries.
“It is incredible to be able to support career opportunities for young people who might not want to pursue higher education,” Rush said. “There are a lot of roles out there that need to be filled by skilled workers; the fashion industry is highly dependent on those roles and we hope that this will strengthen our industry and make it more accessible by being able to offer this exciting new Fashion Studio Apprenticeship.”
Beckham added that it had been an “inspiring morning”, while Aboah said: “The Fashion Studio Apprenticeship is proof that not every role in fashion needs an academic degree and that our industry is one that is open to everyone, no matter their background.”