Business and Fashion Industries

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Why choose a career in Business and Fashion Industries?

The world of business and retail is vibrant and fast-paced, offering opportunities for those with drive

and determination across a range of industries and retail sectors. It is a diverse industry where you could start your career in business planning, digital marketing, website design, human resources, training and development, business ethics and finance.


Why choose us?

You will learn all about the different functional areas of a business, the different resources available within a business, the role of finance and understanding financial statements, different marketing techniques from market research right through to advertising campaigns, and how to be an effective worker and communicator. As a fashion industries student, you will explore marketing and display techniques and find out how to deliver outstanding customer service. You will gain essential skills in management, buying, brand development, fashion promotion strategies and research and development. You will benefit from our strong links with local employers by working on visual merchandising projects for the major brands at McArthur Glen Cheshire Oaks Designer

Outlet. Students’ progress into employment in exciting roles such as Fashion Retail

Buyer, Visual Merchandiser, Accountant, Entrepreneur, Marketing Executive, Office Manager, Retail

Manager or Sales Manager. Many students progress to university to study degrees in related subjects such as Marketing, Law, Accounting and Business Management.

Student Spotlight

Andrew Hynes

Business BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3

The Oaks Academy

“I enjoyed the Business Level 2 course and progressed onto the Level 3. The main reason for this is that I liked how such a vast amount of the subject is covered. This has allowed me to use a range of skills such as presenting, teamwork, customer service and finance. “In particular, the activities that we take part in outside of lessons allows me to really put into practise what we have learnt in lessons. For example, the Business Exhibition allows me to understand the organisation that takes place for a business event. We have to consider all aspects including the marketing of the event. I feel that this work has really preparing me for my next steps after College.”

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