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Retail hit hardest by big business job losses Subscription

2 July 2018 By

Brexit, online competition and a slew of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) have been blamed for a 50,000 drop in jobs at Britain’s largest businesses in the last six months, with the retail industry hardest hit.

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Careers: the need for super-skilled store managersSubscription

28 March 2018 By Nicola Smith

As the role of the store manager becomes increasingly experiential, Drapers explores how this crucial customer-facing position is changing.

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Routes to the top in fashion retailSubscription

11 January 2018 By Rebecca Thomson

There are myriad ways to get started in fashion retail. Here, some of the industry’s rising stars describe how they got started, and offer advice for those hoping to follow suit.

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A fashion for flexibility: the new way to workSubscription

11 January 2018 By , Illustration by Patrick George

Flexible working and the need for a good work/life balance is an increasingly hot topic, particularly among millennials. Drapers digs into balancing fashion and flexibility.

Drapers Salary Survey

Drapers' Salary Survey reveals fashion's gender pay gap Subscription

11 December 2017 By Rebecca Thomson

Drapers’ Salary Survey 2017 has revealed an average gender pay gap of £22,000 in fashion. Female survey respondents were outnumbered in the top jobs and earned an average of £37,000, compared with £59,000 for men.

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Drapers Salary Survey 2017Subscription

6 December 2017 By , Rebecca Thomson

The Drapers Salary Survey provides a glimpse into pay levels across the fashion industry. 

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Tips for making it to the top from YNAP’s Negin YeganegySubscription

12 May 2017 By

Keep learning, stay focused and vary your career, says YNAP’s Negin Yeganegy

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Retail industry worst for new job availabilitySubscription

13 January 2017 By

Growth in the retail jobs market is the slowest of all the UK employment sectors.

Your Fashion Future Live 2017

Drapers Careers Fair 2017 – Your Fashion Future: Live!

11 January 2017

Looking for your perfect job in fashion? Discover new career opportunities, connect with hiring managers and take the next step in your fashion career with Drapers.

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Careers: Is now the best time ever to be a merchandiser?Subscription

11 November 2016 By

The role of the merchandiser is growing in scope and importance as retailers face up to changing consumer demands.

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Matalan to sponsor Drapers Next Generation 2017Subscription

30 September 2016 By

Matalan will partner with Drapers Next Generation 2017, supporting the fashion industry’s rising stars.

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Drapers Careers Fair: Your Fashion Future. Live!

20 September 2016

Discover new career opportunities, connect with hiring managers, and take the next step in your fashion career with Drapers.

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How I got here: Nick Tahir, new head of menswear buying at River Island Subscription

23 August 2016 By Charlotte Barraclough

River Island’s head of menswear buying explains why it is an exciting time for his speciality and gives some hints on breaking into buying.

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How I got here: Catharina Frankander, head of store concept at MonkiSubscription

17 August 2016 By Zoe Norman

Inspiration can come from anywhere for Catharina Frankander, head of store concept at Monki. She talks us through the process of creating a new store and why every light fitting, sign and rack is important.

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How I got here: Jade Golding, founder, The Little DeerSubscription

5 August 2016 By Zoe Norman

Jade Golding set up website The Little Deer, which sells a collection of independent fashion, lingerie and homeware brands, while still in her final year of university. She talks to Drapers about the challenges of starting out on your own and the importance of supporting smaller brands.  

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Drapers launches digital careers fairSubscription

4 August 2016

Drapers is launching a digital careers fair to help industry professionals to discover new employment opportunities from the comfort of their own homes, or while on the move.

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How I got here: Gifi Fields, founder of plus-size etailer Scarlett & JoSubscription

26 July 2016 By Julie Konan

Fashion veteran and founder of plus-size etailer Scarlett & Jo Gifi Fields tells Drapers about his 40-year career in the industry, from co-creating the rah-rah skirt to how social media is forcing retailers to up their game.