FASHION students at West Cheshire College have become the first young apprentices in the country to be invited to London’s top Retail Fashion Academy.
The students, who are all young apprentices in retail, received a tour and presentation of the facilities, along with invitations to apply for a place at the academy upon the completion of their apprenticeships.
Sara Challinor, apprentice co-ordinator at West Cheshire College, said: “The young apprentices were the very first apprentices in the country to meet the staff and receive a backstage tour of the Fashion Academy.
“The students thought the academy was amazing with state-of-the-art facilities and excellent progression routes for fashion retail students.
“They were commended on their behaviour and maturity during the visit and certainly made an impression on the academy by receiving application forms to apply for the institution upon completion of their apprenticeships.”
During their visit to London, the student’s also enjoyed a visit to Skillsmart Retail, the sector skills council for retail, where they learnt about the latest retail research and skills development, along with how to contribute to improved productivity.
Phil Grey, specialist tutor at West Cheshire College, added: “The students have done extremely well to become the very first young apprentices in the country to be invited to the Retail Fashion Academy.
“The academy offers a perfect place for fashion students to shine with phenomenal career progression routes into the industry, as well as providing a fantastic opportunity of working with the country’s top entrepreneurs.”