Thursday 14 March 2013

ASBCI student members were treated to a fantastic speaker line-up at Salts Mill on the 13th March 2013. The 'Future Prospects' seminar set out to give students a real insight into the industry and areas that they may be interested to work in upon graduation.
Speakers included; Simon Dawson, Head of Menswear- Republic, Lucy Stewart, Freelance Buyer, Jackie Lewis, Head of Technical Ladieswear- Shop Direct, Stephen Ellis, Consultant Technical & Sourcing and Lindsay Clarke, Managing Director at Planet Personnel.
Laura Purcell, a student from Nottingham Trent University gave us her view on the seminar: "On attending the ASBCI Student Seminar- 'Future Prospects' at Salts Mill, as a fasion student I anticipated hearing all about influential members of the industry however, this seminar provided much more. From Lucy Stewart giving us an insight into her buying career, to Jackie Lewis exploring the importance of e-commerce today, students were able to gain a greater and clearer understanding into the careers that they may wish to follow once completing their degrees. In addition, for those who were unsure what path to tkae entering the industry Lindsay Clarke from Plant Personnel  gave an informative presenation on career prospects for students. This offered students a great oppertunity to consider unexplored avenues for the future."

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