Fashion group to nurture county’s young talent through Superdry Apprenticeships
Cutting edge British brand, Superdry has joined forces with Gloucestershire College, with plans to launch Superdry Apprenticeships at its Cheltenham head office.
The new partnership will see Superdry recruit apprentices across a number of its departments, who will study apprenticeship qualifications with Gloucestershire College.
Superdry selected its local training provider after careful consideration, with Gloucestershire College being chosen for its student support, success rates, cultural fit and most importantly, its proven adaptability to meet the emerging needs of the fast growing, locally based business.
Superdry is a contemporary, quality brand that fuses vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a unique British edge. It boasts a significant and growing presence across the globe; operating 524 retail locations in 46 countries, including 147 owned stores and 97 concessions in the UK and Europe.
Superdry’s Learning and Development Manager, Jez Light, said: “Superdry are delighted to begin a new collaboration with our chosen provider, Gloucestershire College. It’s a really exciting opportunity for us to recruit, develop and retain future talent for our business as we grow.
“It also helps us in our pledge to keep leading edge fashion in Cheltenham, the home of Superdry. We have a unique creativity across our organisation, along with inspirational designs and a passion for being ‘best in class’ in everything we do. We look forward to welcoming future apprentices into the Superdry family later this year.”
Gloucestershire College Vice Principal and Head of Business Development, Peter White, said: “Teaming up with Superdry is a thrilling prospect for Gloucestershire College and our students, who will have the opportunity to work with a world renowned designer locally, whilst achieving the qualifications they need for a successful future career.
“Now is an exciting time for young people across the UK, with the government pledging to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020; proving the positive impact apprenticeships have had, and will continue to have, on UK businesses.
“As the county’s leading provider of apprenticeships, Gloucestershire College is well-respected in the business community for its successful delivery of programmes across a range of industries, and aims to strengthen and build on this reputation with our new partner, Superdry.”
Superdry Apprenticeships vacancies will be advertised online at www.gloscol.ac.uk/apprenticeshipvacancies when they are available. Contact the GC Business Hub on 01452 563400 for information about the application process.