For many young people living in the UK, higher education is not on the cards, but the British Fashion Council doesn’t want that to stop any budding fashion enthusiast. On Monday, 23rd of September, the BFC launched a Fashion Studio Apprenticeship, which will help give young adults the ability to enter into various fields of the fashion industry, without having to undergo higher academic education.
This news was announced during a visit to Prendergast Vale School in Lewisham, South London where BFC Ambassadorial President David Beckham, BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah and BFC Chief Executive Caroline Rush were in attendance.
In a statement made by Rush, she says, “It is incredible to be able to support career opportunities for young people who might not want to pursue higher education.”
Further, she commented, “There are a lot of roles out there that need to be filled by skilled workers; the fashion industry is highly dependent on those roles and we hope that this will strengthen our industry and make it more accessible by being able to offer this exciting new Fashion Studio Apprenticeship.”
Former English professional footballer, Beckham also said it had been an “inspiring morning” for him, while British model, Aboah said, “the Fashion Studio Apprenticeship is proof that not every role in fashion needs an academic degree and that our industry is one that is open to everyone, no matter their background.”