The internet should, in theory, be a job seekers' paradise but we know it can seem overwhelming. Most companies advertise jobs on their own websites so try to check them regularly. This list has been put together based on the careers our students and graduates from each course typically go into.
There are many fashion recruitment agencies that work across the fashion industry to help you find work when you have graduated. Although many of them do not get many junior roles it is worth checking their sites out regularly to see the kind of jobs they are advertising that you could aspire to.
Often agencies will only let you register once they have a role that is suitable for you so it is worth keeping in touch when you have updated your CV, completed some freelance work or when you get a new job. It will bring you to the forefront of their minds and will remind the agency that you are out there.
The following is a list of fashion recruitment agencies that work across the industry. Use their sites for researching different job roles as well as searching for something that is suitable for you.
The first stop for all Ravensbourne students and graduates looking for work.
The following is a list of fashion specific networking sites you need to look at regularly. Most of them also have job sections. Even if you can’t actually create a profile on some of them, do make use of the various forums, discussion boards, and join groups within these sites. It only takes one person to pick up on the fact that you are looking for work, for potential offers or contacts to materialise.
You should be checking all of the sites on a daily basis to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities. They are also good to keep up with industry news that you can use in meetings or interviews to show that you are up-to-date with your fashion knowledge.
The first place to go for fashion industry information. Sign up for the online newsletters to keep you up-to-date with what is happening.
A complete fashion networkers dream. News, jobs and contacts all really useful for placement and job contact research.
Ravensbourne has a student subscription to Fashion Monitor. Contact the Study Zone for the details on how to access the content and get ahead of your competitors.
Lots of recruiters use this database to find new candidates, mainly the larger agencies. You can create a profile on here, with your CV and summary of experience.
You can create a profile on this site too. There is a jobs section, and lots of general fashion business news. This is one of the emerging sites for major brands to advertise on.
Fashion Industry networkhttp://www.fashionindustrynetwork.com
This is an amazing site for networking, joining discussions and groups (they have a UK group), and especially good for finding out fashion news. They have lots of links to other sites too.
You need to subscribe to this, but it’s free. It allows you to create a profile, and receive news updates, look at company profiles and so on.
You have to pay to be a member of certain areas of this site.
There are jobs on here, but most tend to be for stylists, or more technical roles. However, you can also list yourself in the ‘jobs required’ section.
American site, jobs board, affiliated with Womenswear Daily.
The Fashion Spothttp://www.thefashionspot.com
This site is less well-known but worth a look as you never know who is on there.
Work in Fashionhttp://www.workinfashion.com
A relatively new site that focuses on fashion networking, growing every day so worth a look.
Fashion & Beauty insight http://www.fashioninsight.co.uk/
Fashion networking site, great for building networks. It also has jobs and internships advertised.
Search engine based jobsite. It trawls around to find roles that are advertised on lots of different job sites and pulls them all together.
An online community of creative professionals, designed to connect creatives with jobs, collaborators and companies such as BBC, TATE, Net-a-Porter, Wolff Olins, Wieden Kennedy, Universal Music, Random International, AKQA, Condé Nast, Twitter, V&A, Guardian, Facebook, Ridley Scott Associates.
Hiive - Creative Skillsethttps://app.hiive.co.uk
Hiive is a professional network for the creative industries, created by Skillset. It is targeted at companies, course providers and professionals at any stage in their creative career and offers networking opportunities and adverts for work.
Creative Access provide opportunities for paid internships in the creative industries for young people of graduate (or equivalent standard) from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). They aim to improve their chances of securing full-time jobs and, in the longer term, increase diversity and address the imbalance in the sector.