David Beckham Launches the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship in South London
This week (Tuesday 24th September 2019) the British Fashion Council (BFC) launched the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship during a visit at Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham with BFC Chief Executive Caroline Rush, BFC Ambassadorial President David Beckham and BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah.
The Level 3 apprenticeship (equivalent to an A-Level) was developed by a group of fashion businesses with the British Fashion Council providing the secretariat and UK Fashion & Textile association (UKFT) as the external quality assurance provider (EQAP).
Fashion-Enter ltd is the key training provider for this qualification, which will ensure a strong pipeline of talent entering the UK fashion industry. Current Fashion Studio Assistant Apprenticeships are underway with Roksanda, London Intimate Apparel, SistaGlam and Half Penny London.
Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT, said: “Apprenticeships offer a great way to get into the UK fashion industry and we are delighted that David Beckham is here to help promote the vast opportunities that exist for creative young talent in non-design roles in our sector. There are now 13 new apprenticeships available in England for fashion and textiles, with more on the way, and a variety of vocational routes through the National Occupational Standards and Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”