USW Students successfully complete placements at John Lewis

February 12, 2018

Six students from the BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Retail Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion courses were successful in securing a two-week placement within the Visual Merchandising and Fashion Merchandising teams at John Lewis, Cardiff which took place in December – January.

15 students attended and experienced taking part in a half-day Assessment Centre at the store in November, with the strongest candidates securing a placement for their Work Experience Module in January. A further 3 students have been offered placements at Easter and over the summer.

Here’s what Timothy Johnson, Visual Merchandising and Home Merchandising Section Manager at the store had to say:

“The USW students performed very strongly at our assessment centre. Their course studies had clearly given them a superb knowledge base to apply to the tasks they were set. The talent of the students deserves to be recognised. They definitely have what it takes to become Visual Merchandising Partners of the future. We enjoy giving students the opportunity to experience the VM role at John Lewis. They are always enthusiastic, keen to learn and support us at key times.”

The students are now back at University with a more thorough understanding of these roles and of industry via this valuable experience.



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