Large drop in Drapers jobs advertised although Fashion United steadies

Monitoring this weeks job advertisements on Friday June 10th, has seen a large drops in advertisements within Drapers magazine, although Fashion United has seen a small rise.  Both publications however have both seen large falls over the four week measure as we move into the summer. Drapers Drapers Online advertised 1,797 vacancies.  Most popular job … More Large drop in Drapers jobs advertised although Fashion United steadies

Heritage meets Innovation at Meet the Manufacturer

An interesting discussion at Meet the Manufacturer was chaired by Peter Marsh, ex-manufacturing editor of the Financial Times and recent founder of the MadeHereNow website that aims to champion UK manufacturing.  On the panel were Guy Hills from Dashing Tweeds, Ian MacLean of John Smedley and Tim Walker, fashion industry consultant working with brands such … More Heritage meets Innovation at Meet the Manufacturer

High hopes for the future at Meet the Manufacturer

Having gained a lot of insight from the fantastic event last year, it was a pleasure to once again to attend Meet the Manufacture.  The strong conference and workshop line-up was very thought provoking with a large number of topics and subjects concerning UK fashion and textiles manufacturing covered. In many ways, it felt as … More High hopes for the future at Meet the Manufacturer

Fashion vacancies trends remain upwards

This week jobs advertised through Drapers online continued their recent rise whilst FashionUnited saw a small fall, the onward trend remains good. Drapers Jobs advertised through Drapers Online reached 2,056, a mark higher than in the previous week and four week periods.  The most popular jobs advertised were for design, merchandising and retail management Figure … More Fashion vacancies trends remain upwards

Fashion jobs market remains bouyant

The latest monitoring of job advertisements as offered through both Drapers and Fashion United show both publications assessment of the fashion jobs market continuing to show bouyancy. Drapers as of Friday had 1,875 jobs advertised with the largest number in design, merchandising and retail management. Table 1: Drapers job advertisements as of 22nd April 2016Source: … More Fashion jobs market remains bouyant

Challenges ahead but things looking good for UK fashion and textiles manufacturing – A review of ASCBI spring conference

It was a pleasure to attend the ASCBI conference last Tuesday on the topic of “The reality of UK manufacturing: is it a sustainable option?” With a variety of speakers covering different aspects of the industry (many of whom offered a very personal and fascinating perspective), the consensus was one where businesses were once again … More Challenges ahead but things looking good for UK fashion and textiles manufacturing – A review of ASCBI spring conference

Latest GSCE Textile Technology entries show a continued decline in participation

With the improving performance of the UK fashion and textiles manufacturing sector, an increasing number of opportunities are presenting themselves.  A number of recent reports have illustrated the wide-ranging and immediate recruitment needs of fashion and textiles manufacturers, needs that are becoming increasingly acute and acerbated by an ageing workforce with the retirement of skilled … More Latest GSCE Textile Technology entries show a continued decline in participation

40 new apprenticeship starts in England in the quarter to Jan 2016

Latest figures published by the Skills Funding Agency shows there were 40 starts onto the Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship between November 2015 and January this year to make it 120 starts in the first half of the academic year. Figure 1: Apprenticeship starts in England (2015/16 figures first half of the academic year) Source: Skills … More 40 new apprenticeship starts in England in the quarter to Jan 2016

Can schools provide the next generation of fashion and textiles employees?

With the fashion and textiles manufacturing sector experiencing positive sentiment and economic data, firms looking to expand. As evidenced by the recent Alliance report, the sector could require 20,000 additional staff by 2020.   This is against a backdrop of an ageing workforce which will requiring replacing. Additionally, these staff have acquired a high level of … More Can schools provide the next generation of fashion and textiles employees?

Apprenticeships – Are Fashion and Textiles employers accessing the offer

Apprenticeships are the Government’s preferred mechanism for funding vocational training, giving the Apprentice, normally within a two year programme of learning the chance to earn in employment with an employer. The apprenticeships.org.uk website states the following benefits for employers include: – Apprenticeships help businesses grow their own talent. – Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and … More Apprenticeships – Are Fashion and Textiles employers accessing the offer