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All About Internships and Work Experience Placements #2
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All About Internships and Work Experience Placements
Ok im not sure if this is the rite place to ask but ill ask any ways. This year in my school we do work experience. I live here in the uk. Well any ways i really want to do myn in something fashion oriantated, b ut im not sure were to ask etc. does any one have the address or details of any companies etc. that would be worth a try asking. Hope this makes sense lol :flower:

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Ok im not sure if this is the rite place to ask but ill ask any ways. This year in my school we do work experience. I live here in the uk. Well any ways i really want to do myn in something fashion oriantated, b ut im not sure were to ask etc. does any one have the address or details of any companies etc. that would be worth a try asking. Hope this makes sense lol

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I"m not sure if this is a new post or not ... because of the testing and automated replacement thread system tech support has been working on (it might be a very old post).

But this is the new internships thread and this is where we will carry on the discussion. ... so I'll anwer your question, just in case.

"Any companies" is extremely broad deffinition. But you can check these threads first.

Review this thread, to see if anyone has posted anything in your city, if not you may post a request, but first you must name the company and department you are interested in (human resources or employment/hiring is most likely the departments that also handle internship programs in large companies): I need Contact Info for Publicists / Designers / Showrooms / Magazines / Stores / etc


Review this thread ... members post want ads for internships that they find eslewhere: 'Help Wanted' - Post Unpaid Internships & Other Unpaid Opps (no comments, please!)



Then you really have to do the research yourself. For example, if you want to intern in an fashion magazine, you must research to find out if there are any fashion magazines headquartered in your city. If so, check their corporate web site to see if they advertise an internship program. If, if you can't find any, then call their human resources/employment/hiring department and just ask if the offer internships. Ask who to speak to about this ... and ask for information regarding applications and requirements to apply.

You might also consider any desginers or clothing manufacturers in your city. Maybe Fashion showrooms ... if you have a fashion district ... that's where they sell wholesale to boutique owners. And what about retail shops? If they are small and locally owned, you would just have to approach the owner and ask if they would consider you for a work experience internship.

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i was interested in internships in fashion so i sent emails to burberry and vivienne westwood heres their replies-

vivienne westwood:

Hello Rachel
Thank you for your enquiry.
We are unable to accept students younger than 16 years old however because we have very limited amount of spaces we can offer for a minimum period of 3 months – we usually only accept university students with advanced design and pattern cutting skills.
Best regards



err i lost my burberry one :S oops x
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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but i'm always interested in reading about other peoples internship experiences and getting tips from them. Are there any blogs or articles that you guys can recommend?

Also, I've had no luck so far finding an internship. I live in Philadelphia and unfortunately going to NYC for a spring semester internship isn't an option. I've thought about doing virtual internships and would like to know if anyone has ever done one? What was it like?

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has anyone applied for Net a porter internships?

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Ok im not sure if this is the rite place to ask but ill ask any ways. This year in my school we do work experience. I live here in the uk. Well any ways i really want to do myn in something fashion oriantated, b ut im not sure were to ask etc. does any one have the address or details of any companies etc. that would be worth a try asking. Hope this makes sense lol

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I know it's a late response, but I also know there seems to be a lack of people from the UK on here, so I'll post for anyone else who may ask in future too.
When you're doing school work experience, you're better off just applying to somewhere like your local favourite stores. I did mine in Topshop. I come from a tiny town in the north of England and there are no fashion companies up there, even the local paper wouldn't take anyone on who wasn't studying at degree level, and even if I lived in London, let me tell you it is hard enough for anyone 18+ studying a related degree to get a placement. From my experience at 2 magazines and a model agency here in London, they are unable to take people on who are under 18 due to insurance complications, youre more of a liability basically if something goes wrong. I'm sure there's restrictions to working hours etc too so they're better off just taking someone on that they can get the best use out of.
So, while you're at school try your best to get a job somewhere like Topshop or a local fashion boutique or something to show your maturity, hard-working attitude and interest in fashion, and it will be much easier when you do turn 18 and start applying for these things as youll have at least had some 'work experience'. Trust me, some of the people managed to get up to the end of the second year on my degree course without ever having had a job. At all. No placements, no part-time stints, nothing. And at this point we had to do 4 week placements as part of our course, which are already hard enough to get.
I'm studying fashion journalism btw, in case you wondered
Of course, if you are blessed with good contacts or an insane amount of wealth, I'm sure you could get a week here or there somewhere higher up than retail, but then why would you need to check this thread? :p

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I interviewed yesterday for an internship, they told me they needed the intern ASAP so they were going to decide in less than 24 hours.
I thought I was going to get the job, but I didn't get any calls YET.
I obviously sent a thank you email to follow up, but no response either.

Should I call?

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I'd give them a couple days even though they said they were making an immediate decsioon .... if they said they'd call you with the decision. If they just said "We'll let you know ..." without specifiying how, then I'd give it to early next week, because they might be sending a letter (of rejection ... unfortunately ... they usually call the person selected). Sometimes (hard to beieve) their first choice doesn't take it (maybe got a better position, maybe the hours don't work, etc.) so it takes them longer because they must move down the list to their next choice. Then they notify the rest of the applicants by mail or email ... or sometimes, not at all (which is very unprofessinal, but it happens all the time).

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Thanks! It's so weird that I had the impression they liked me at the interview! and i'm so disappointed since it really was my dream job!

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I didn't mean that you were out yet ... just give them time to go through whatever process they need to do in case you were their second choice, before you call them.

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Thank you!! Hopefully they'll let me know at least!

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Does anyone know of somewhere to do work experience in London, if you're 15 because everywhere I've looked has said 18 and over only?

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Does anyone know of somewhere to do work experience in London, if you're 15 because everywhere I've looked has said 18 and over only?
Read what I posted before. Also with London, a lot of stores won't take people on until they're 18, the rest of the country it's usually 16, so it is even harder here. I know we flat out won't give school kids work experience where I work (Levi's) so I assume a lot of the bigger chain companies will have the same rule. As I said before it's too risky and costly to cover kids insurance wise and too much responsibility. It's just not worth it for them. They're better off having people who they can rely on to do a good job with a good level of maturity. A 15 year old could seem professional at first glance, but when it comes down to being productive they might actually just get in the way or chicken out of doing things. You have to understand it from their point of view I guess.
Aim for independent boutiques or local companies of some kind, or try and get some experience where your parents, parents' friends, aunts/uncles/cousins currently work or where they have contacts.
At 15, it's nice to have ambition of course, but you shouldn't expect to get anything more than something like helping in a shop/school/regular office of some kind unless you have a real good contact there.

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hey does anyone know internship positions available in Canada? The obvious ones to me are the fashion magazines but other than that...

im not in school and dont have experience. I just want to get my feet wet and figure out what I wanna do.

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