04.05.2020

Fashion-Enter Apprenticeships - Industry Smart & Industry Ready

Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) is unique as it is the only ESFA training provider in the country that operates within a live factory environment. FEL has a ‘Leading Status’ in the Fast Forward Audit as well as being compliant to SMETA audits too. It is the only factory in the UK that has a Leading Status so credit here to the FEL staff.

In addition to the Factory and learning facilities - the Fashion Technology Academy and Tailoring Academy FEL runs various government programmes such as:

N17 Creative Callings - www.creativecallings.com - a GLA programme for creatives in Tottenham.

Affordable Workspace with Islington Council, whereby FEL has a retail shop and will be opening Studios for start-up brands in January 2021.

FashionCapital.co.uk is a portal for the industry and this has a database of over 32,000 - every Wednesday the company gets in touch with this database with a weekly newsletter: https://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/newsletter/pulling-together/

FEL has also invested in the latest 3D software and hardware - Optitex - with a £180,000 investment which keeps the company ahead of the rest of the competition plus offering sampling, block and production requirements virtually for retailers too.

Last year FEL was also audited by Ofsted on their apprenticeship training provision and received excellent feedback - the report can be found here:

https://www.fashioncapital.co.uk/insights/an-excellent-result-from-ofsted/

The FEL team are passionate and motivated to provide the very best training provision for the fashion industry, in particular fashion production. It has been a delight to welcome Louis to the teaching team. Louis has a long history working in the sector and has really hit the ground running. He offers each apprentice a range of extracurricular activities to ensure learning is consistent off site as well as on.

Current apprentice Oliwia Blachut comments:

Due to Covid-19 a lot has changed with both my work and studies.

“My work of place has been closed for nearly a month now and I have been working remotely from home. My working hours have changed and I had a difficult time adjusting to a new routine.

“I have started my Level 3 course in January and have been working with my new tutor Louis to complete work from home. I have received a lot of support from Louis through phone calls, emails, Whatsapp messages and Microsoft teams. Every week I start of my study day by talking with Louis over the phone and catching up on any work that I have done or will be working on. I appreciate Louis calling me because it feels nice to have a more human interaction when talking to each other than just messaging. I think that Microsoft teams is a good tool to use however I only used it to update my training log.

“I feel that both Louis and Fashion-Enter have done the best they can to support me in this difficult time.”

To find out more about FEL’s apprenticeships tap this link.

 

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