July 17, 2012

British Students Seek Careers In Fashion

Paris may be the capital of couture, but it is Great Britain that is the place where young and fresh fashion talents emerge.

At the beginning of 2012, the British fashion industry was estimated to be adding about £21 billion to the UK economy, making careers in this particular industry especially desirable for young students.

A study published by professional networking site Linkedin followed more than 20 million British students and recent graduates registered on the website, looking at the Company Follow, Company Page, Job and Profile viewing activity, so as to determine their interest in available jobs at certain companies and their desire to work for them. The study’s results revealed that fashion brands account for six of the 20 most watched company profiles on their website.

Luxury fashion brand Burberry tops the list, closely followed by retailer ASOS on third place. Luxury stores Harrods and Net-a-Porter come in at numbers seven and ten, respectively, while media brand Condé Nast, which publishes magazines such as Vogue, W or Glamour is number 14 and high end department store Selfridges comes in at number 15.

Photos courtesy of: butterboom.com, telegraph.co.uk