Profile

I am a 21-year-old Writing Fashion & Culture graduate from Southampton Solent University, enthusiastic towards creative and communicative opportunities. My key achievements have been gaining my 2:1 graded degree, invaluable work experience in central London, and competitively swimming for 10 years, reaching national level.

Work History

Work History

TOPSHOP Brand Ambassador

Oct 2015 - Present
Glamorous

Currently I manage a concession in the flagship Bullring Birmingham Topshop.

Main responsibilities: top level customer service, overseeing deliveries, stock replenishment, visual merchandising, stockroom maintenance, and daily feedback to head office.

I have quickly gained solid retail experience, and I have furthered my creative and customer service abilities in high pressure environments. I deal with customers, team leaders, managers, head office colleagues and senior store visitors.

Fashion Marketing/PR & Social Media Intern

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Éthologie by Jasper Garvida

This internship spanned 3 months, working alongside head designer Jasper Garvida across all aspects of the launch of a runway collection in central London. I dealt with designers, top bloggers, business partners, potential collaborators and colleagues.

Main responsibilities: copywriting, control of all social media platforms, creating marketing/social media strategy, liaising with PR agency, building contact books, events organising, and attending trade fairs.

Bartender & Waitress

Mar 2013 - May 2015
Mitchells & Butler's PLC

My job throughout university was in hospitality - bartending and waitressing in a busy restaurant/nightclub. I dealt with lots of customers in a sociable environment.

Main responsibilities: customer service, communication, teamwork, working in a fast paced environment.

PR Freelancer

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Porsche Cars GB

As part of a freelance team I presented a PR & Marketing strategy to the head of PR at Porsche Cars GB in the Reading head office, demonstrating how we would market the Porsche Boxster more appropriately for females. I dealt with my team, senior employees of Porsche, and specialist university tutors.

Main responsibilities: teamwork, presenting, organisation, creative idea brainstorming.

Feature Writer

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
West Quay Magazine

Working freelance and independently amongst a large editorial team to produce an online magazine for a large shopping centre. I dealt with my large team and the PR and Marketing office of the client.

Main responsibilities: feature writing, teamwork and organisation on a large scale, assisting sub-editors, magazine design, and research.

Front of House at London Fashion Week

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Fashion Scout

I volunteered at prestigious London Fashion Week catwalk shows. I dealt with fashion designers, models, celebrities, bloggers and writers.

Main responsibilities: front of house (greeting, seating, customer service), VIP treatment, backstage model assistance and preparing & constructing show spaces.

Front of House at London Fashion Week

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
POP PR

I volunteered at prestigious London Fashion Week catwalk shows. I dealt with fashion designers, models, celebrities, bloggers and writers.

Main responsibilities: front of house (greeting, seating, customer service), VIP treatment, backstage model assistance and preparing & constructing show spaces.

Telephone Researcher

Oct 2012 - Mar 2013
Zenith Home Improvements

I worked in a call centre for a home improvements company. I dealt at a fast pace with customers, colleagues and managers.

Main responsibilities: telephone manner, sales, working to commission incentives, and pitch reading.

Swimming Teacher

Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Bosworth Community College

I qualified as a Level 1 swimming teacher, taking classes of non-swimmers aged 5 to 7 on two different levels, following the National Teaching Plan. I experienced working with children in a safety-first environment.

Main responsibilities: working with children, creating weekly lesson plans and following strict safety regulations.

Education

Education

2:1 BA(Hons) Writing Fashion & Culture

Sep 2012 - May 2015
Southampton Solent University

My degree was centred around journalism and essay writing from a fashion angle. It covered units in PR, Visual Merchandising, Buying & Trend Forecasting, Fashion Styling, Photography, Magazine Design, Fashion History, Journalism Law and Brand Development. I gained a 2:1 in my final year Dissertation module, and a 2:1 as my final graduation grade.

A Levels

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Lutterworth College

4 A Levels:

English Language C

Textiles C

General Studies C

Geography D

GCSE's

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010
Lutterworth College

11 GCSE's all graded at A's and B's.

Skills

Skills

Mac & PC

Mac and PC able.

Microsoft Office

Able in all Microsoft Office programmes.

Certifications

Enhanced CRB Certificate

Full Clean Driving Licence (and own car)

ASA UKCC Level 1 Swimming Teachers Course