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We open doors to connect talent with real opportunity. And we make sure your potential is given extra drive by providing a range of inspiring guest speakers, as well as access to an impressive network of contacts at the heart of the British and global fashion industry.

Some of our industry contacts

Alexander McQueen, ASOS, Adidas, Boohoo, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Caroline Charles, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Helly Henson, Hugo Boss, Hunter, JD Sports, Karl Lagerfeld, Margaret Howell, Missguided, Matalan, Next, Nike, Oasis, Pentex, Primark, Puma, Ralph Lauren, River Island, The British Fashion Council, TJX Europe, Tommy Hilfiger, URBN

Placement opportunities

All our programmes are relevant to the needs of industry. Placement learning is a privilege. Companies offer excellent placement learning opportunities, because they know the benefit to their company, the industry and to our education. Our final year students agree that this is one of the most important elements of their degree, which helps to secure a graduate level job on leaving Manchester Metropolitan University.

Placement examples:
Trainee Buyer, Buyers Admin Assistant, Consumer Insight, Digital Marketing Trainee, Merchandising Assistant, Marketing Analyst, Design Assistant, Assistant Graphic Designer, Garment Technologist, Accessories Designer, Product Developer, Fashion Management Trainee, Fashion PR Administrator, Marketing Assistant, Customer Service Trainee, Commercial Leadership Trainee, Stylist, Allocator, Sales Showcasing Assistant, Pattern Room Assistant, Multi-Chanel Assistant. 

For further information on placement opportunities, please contact the Placements Team:

Email: apparelplacements@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 247 1700

graduates

Our graduates are renowned for their employability due to the contemporary nature of our courses and the vast experiences and opportunities provided for our students through placements, guest lectures, study trips and industry visits. Our graduates are prepared for a career within the complex and rapidly changing fashion landscape. They have developed essential skills to work within this fast-paced industry and many enter successful graduate level jobs though entry-level management schemes.

Our graduates reflect the complete life cycle of fashion products and how they make their way from conception to customer. They help to develop course content through close consultation as our ‘industry influencers’, allowing us to ensure that we equip our undergraduate students with the skills to meet the demands of this ever-changing, dynamic industry.

Graduate employment
Our Graduates have typically found career opportunities in sourcing, fashion design, manufacture, product development, merchandising, buying, e-commerce, marketing and PR, and offshore sourcing in destinations around the globe. Many graduates even go back to their placement companies with unconditional offers of employment.

Graduate opportunities
Graduates have gained jobs with high-profile companies in worldwide locations including:

  • Net-a-Porter
  • Burberry & Burberry HK (Hong Kong)
  • Chanel
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Paul Smith
  • Harrods
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Puma
  • John Lewis
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Boohoo
  • TJX Europe
  • JD Sports
  • House of Fraser
  • Debenhams
  • River Island
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Ted Baker
  • Liberty
  • Topshop
  • Cath Kidston
  • ASOS
  • NEXT
  • H&M Stockholm
  • The Hut Group (Omni-channel)

Better jobs for students who have done a placement:

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) data shows us that our students who took a placement year are 85.7% more successful at getting a job after graduating.

(The DLHE survey controlled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) covers full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifiers.)

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Alumni Profiles

Victoria Webb

Fashion Buying and Merchandising BA (Hons)

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Charlotte Head

Fashion Buying and Merchandising BA (Hons)

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Claire Deakin

Fashion and Design Technology BA (Hons) — Graduated 2015

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Georgia Bartosz

Fashion Buying and Merchandising BA (Hons)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Caroline Herz
Head of Placements & Employability
Manchester Fashion Institute

c.herz@mmu.ac.uk

+44 (0)161 247 2757