We currently have nine intern partners; Best & Less, Camilla, Showpo and SuzanneGrae in Sydney, Forever New, Sussan and Sportsgirl in Melbourne, Boardriders on the Gold Coast and Michael Hill in Brisbane. We launch our next program on 5th February 2024, followed by 5th August 2024, and are looking at taking on several more intern partners for our eager students.
Interns work with you one or two days per week whilst they study with us. Internships are unpaid, and we have devised a program for our students to cover during their six-months with you, making organising the internship easier for your teams.
For the first couple of months we recommend that the intern spends time shadowing various members of the support office including buying, planning, marketing, supply chain/production etc. This gives the intern a helicopter view of how the support office operates. For the rest of the internship, the intern can then slot into an entry level role, e.g. allocator or buyer’s admin and take on some of the tasks performed by these roles. This gives the intern real work experience which they can add to their resume.
WHY BECOME OUR INTERN PARTNER?
reason 1: Your talent pipeline
From working with our many retail clients, we realise that attracting, recruiting and nurturing the right talent for your business is time-consuming and costly. We also know that one cannot always judge if someone will be the right fit from a couple of interviews. By taking on one of our students as an intern, you get to work with that person for a six month period, so you will know if they are a good fit or not.
reason 2: the best trained talent
Our six-month ultimate program is unique in two distinct ways. Firstly, we train retailers’ buying and planning teams, so you can be assured that the knowledge and skills our students gain, is relevant, timely and global. Not only that, but our students are so determined to undertake a role in a buying and planning office that they are investing in their training.
reason 3: access to our jobs board
Our intern partners can post any merchandise role on our jobs board, free of charge. It is our mission to be a conduit between retailers and merchandise talent. We want to be your first port of call when trying to recruit junior members for your merchandise team.
What we have seen by having Olivia come into the team is that our staff that we’ve brought up from the shop floor – they were actually learning just as much form her as she was from them…
If you are the kind of fashion retail brand that believes in developing the industry’s future talent and want to learn more about what being one of our treasured intern partners entails, please fill out the form below…
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