Retail and fashion is a competitive sector, however summer internships and placement years are common in this industry, so there are many opportunities to build your skills and experience while at university. You can also bolster your CV by volunteering, doing an internship or having a part-time job.
Many of the large supermarkets and shops run paid summer internship programmes for undergraduates in their penultimate year of study. Here is just a selection of those on offer:
Many retail organisations offer placement programmes where you can work for a company in a paid role for a year. Here are some of the organsations that offer placements: