FCFTA Leicester: Weekly Update 10th May 2022

Congratulations to our Level 1 Stitching Students on receiving their Qualification 

It was fantastic to celebrate level 1 stitching qualifications with 20 of our Leicester Learners. These were from our first and second group of learners and Cllr Adam Clarke attended to present the certificates.

It was amazing to get everyone together, such a diverse and talented bunch of women. These learners are all from completely different backgrounds but all came together to learn a new skill – congratulations to you.

FCFTA (Leicester) manager Jackie said: “Its been great to see our learners qualify, we have 45 learners on level 1 stitching that have now either completed or enrolled on the course. It’s great to see these students grow in confidence as they progress through the course. Today really was a great way to celebrate these fantastic learners.”

Enrolment – JCP Pegasus House 

It was great to be back at Pegasus house Job Centre Plus on 4th May – Sharing our Level 1 Stitching Course.

This course is a FREE course for those that are unemployed and this is funded by the Community Renewal Fund. Students learn the fundamentals of using a variety of industrial sewing machines and is an introduction into industrial sewing.

We are enrolling now for our fifth cohort – if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to join please contact: Education@fashion-enter.com

Apprenticeship ALERT – Leicester 

We have three fantastic apprenticeships available in Leicester. These are a great way to earn whilst you learn.

Each apprentice role is slightly different:

Barcode Design  – Product development https://fcfta.com/job/barcode-design-fashion-studio-apprentice

Shahtex – Design assistant https://fcfta.com/job/fashion-studio-apprentice-with-shahtex

T Shirt Company – Merchandise Assistant https://fcfta.com/job/fashion-studio-apprentice-2

Not only will you get valuable work experience you will also have 1 day a week at the FCFTA In Leicester working towards a Level 3 Diploma as Fashion Studio assistant.

These apprentice roles are funded for FREE by Boohoo – to make the most of this opportunity please send your CV to: Education@Fashion-Enter.com 

Great to see Bhati get full time employment 

Fantastic news, Bhati, one of our Level 1 stitching learners Bhati has secured a full time Job in the garment industry in Leicester. Great to see our students using the skills that they have learnt at the academy and making a career in the Textiles and Garment industry. Well done Bhati!

Zarina / Tutor said: “ Bhati is first class at sewing, her patience, attention to detail are fantastic. We are delighted to see her progress into a full time machinists role.”

Level 1 stitching has been funded FREE by the Community Renewal Fund and really is supporting the local community with skills and employment opportunities.

Leicester Photoshoot – Fun with Denovo 

What fun was had with an impromptu phot shoot at Leicester Garment Maker Denovo Apparel. Denovo are part of the Community Renewal Fund – and were very happy to support with an impromptu photo shoot. These pictures will be part of the Leicester Made Directory – coming soon to promote talented and compliant Leicester manufacturers. Love the car!

Divya commented: “Thank-you to Denovo for being so willing to accommodate this photoshoot at very short notice, and for going the extra mile with props!”

Save the Date…

16th June – Leicester Textile Meet & Greet

Fashion Studio Services – Leicester

Coming soon – 1st June 2022 – Fashion Studio services in Leicester. Due to unprecedented demand we will be opening a new service of pattern making and sample making for designers. Over the past two months we have had tens and tens of enquiries and it’s time now to offer a complete service for designers that can then work with the Leicester factories to make orders!

If you are interested to know more about this new service please contact: jackie@fashion-enter.com