Friday, 27 August 2010

Harrods announces graduate competition winners

Harrods are delighted to announce that two winners have been selected for the Harrods Graduate Competition in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) Colleges Council. Amelia Chester from Northumbria University and Jessica Madden from the University of Westminster have both won a year’s paid internship working alongside the Harrods own label Buying Team on design, development and the retail experience. Course tutors from many of the UK’s leading design courses, who are members of the BFC’s Colleges Council, nominated the strongest portfolios from this graduating year for consideration. Amelia and Jessica were both chosen to undertake a one month training placement, learning different aspects of the Harrods business. A senior panel of judges (pictured above) including Anne Tyrrell, Chair of the BFC Colleges Council, Caroline Rush, CEO BFC and Marigay McKee, Fashion and Beauty Director, Harrods chose the winning graduates based on their portfolio, written case study and final presentation that not only shows exceptional design ability but also encapsulates the Harrods customer and illustrates product styling that meets the customer's needs.