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BSc Fashion Technology / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

Graduates from our Fashion Business courses go into a wide range of industry roles as marketers, trend forecasters, buyers and merchandisers, to name a few. The BSc nature of the programme enables students to understand the science and technology behind the fabrics and garments they work with, ensuring that they can source, manage and market commercially viable knitted, woven and printed fabrics and garments worldwide.

You will enjoy a wide range of career opportunities as a Manchester graduate. Our graduate employment record has been outstanding for many years, and continues to be so, with numerous companies actively recruiting our graduates. Many of our graduates have gone on to take up leading positions in industry throughout the world. Our courses prepare you for a variety of careers. Graduates go into both the manufacturing and retail operations of the textile and clothing industry as garment and fabric technologists, quality control specialists, technical managers, designers, design managers, buyers, marketing managers, sales and production managers. Many enter careers in research and development, and a number follow careers unrelated to fashion, such as teaching, accountancy, advertising, finance and banking. Recent employers include: Arcadia, ASOS, Debenhams, Diageo, Gap, House of Fraser, IBM, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Matalan, MediaCom, Mercedes, Next, Nike, Paul Smith, Shell and Speedo.

The opportunities we offer for industrial placement or vacation work experience give you the chance to focus your career choice and explore your options as well as gaining invaluable experience to carry forward to job applications when you finish your course.