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Applications open for Flourish In Diversity Summer Programme

As an alternative route into industry, our Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund grantee Flourish In Diversity CIC is launching a part-time π™¨π™–π™‘π™–π™§π™žπ™šπ™™ fashion training programme that aims to π™ͺπ™₯π™¨π™ π™žπ™‘π™‘ π™¨π™˜π™π™€π™€π™‘ π™‘π™šπ™–π™«π™šπ™§π™¨ from minority ethnic and low socio-economic backgrounds. This programme will support underrepresented talent access and prosper within the fashion sector.

Taking place in August 2022, the programme collaborates with brand partners to take students through the fashion product cycle. Focusing exclusively on 𝙨π™ͺπ™¨π™©π™–π™žπ™£π™–π™—π™‘π™š and π™šπ™©π™π™žπ™˜π™–π™‘ π™₯π™§π™–π™˜π™©π™žπ™˜π™š – an industry skills gap – the programme looks to alternative practices as well as future technologies for cleaner and fairer solutions.

On completion of the programme, candidates will have the opportunity to apply for a three-month paid internshipΒ  with brand partners.

Deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

For more information and to apply, see Apply β€” Flourish in Diversity.

Eligibility & Terms

  • Candidates must be aged between 18 and 21, and from either a minority ethnic background or any ethnicity from a low socio-economic background.

  • Candidates must have a fashion related A-Level or equivalent.

  • Candidates will be set an industry brief alongside training and present to a panel at the close of the programme for the opportunity of a paid internship with one of our brand partners.

  • Candidates from Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Islington will be given priority.

  • Unauthorised absence may result in wages being withheld and persistent absence could result in dismissal from the programme.

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