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Textile design, fashion and retail

The fashion sector offers a variety of creative and commercial roles. There are also opportunities in the technical side of textile design and production.
In retail management, many organisations offer graduate schemes in a variety of areas such as clothing, electrical and food. Mail order and online retailing are also important segments of the market.

The North West has traditionally had a strong textiles industry but in more recent times, it has also gained the reputation as the 'new capital of retail'. A number of well-known names are based in the North West, from high street fashion such as Vicky Martin and Bench (both Manchester based) through to mail order brands such as Littlewoods (owned by Shop Direct, with bases in Liverpool, Aintree and Bolton) and Matalan (based in Skelmersdale), so you don't necessarily need to move to London to obtain an exciting and diverse career in fashion or retail.

If you're looking to transfer your creativity to the world of commerce and working in a competitive and even challenging market, sales might be the route you want to take.

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