Having recognised the barriers for diverse talent to access opportunities in the fashion industry and creative sector, we developed our multi-brand programme,Fashioning Emerging Professionals, as a way to narrow that gap.
Support FMR and become a brand partner of our mentoring programme to help us develop the next generation of diverse leaders for the fashion industry and creative sector.
Fashioning Emerging Professionals
We pair 18-27 year olds with an industry professional for 16 weeks of 1-2-1 mentoring, which is followed by the opportunity for mentees of our cohort to apply for a paid internship role at the close of the programme with one of our partner brands.
Our inclusive programmes have proven to be an important tool for inspiring future talent, nurturing emerging professionals, and steering existing diversevoices through mentoring and paid internship programmes that will help them to excel and create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable sector.
We run TWO scheduled programmes per year
- Mentees will be UK based, and aged between 18 and 27
- Mentees will come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds or identify as being from a minority group
We partner with up to 6 leading brands and businesses per cohort, to recruit industry professionals from their teams to become mentors Mentors will be mid to senior management level Each mentor is given training in best mentoring practice, and will be able to bring these skills back to the business, along with a deeper understanding of diversity and inclusion
Mentees are matched with an industry professional for 1-2-1 mentoring and guidance over 16 weeks (8 sessions for 1 hour every fortnight) At the close of the programme, mentees who have successfully completed the programme will have the opportunity to apply for a selection of paid internship roles at one of our partner brands (each brand provides only ONE paid internship role per cohort)
We provide all of our brand partners with an impact report which measures the success of the programme
Contact us today to speak about the timeline and pricing to become a brand partner for our next cohort.
My overall experience as a mentor on the FMR programme has been really rewarding and I have loved seeing my mentee grow and smash their goals. Not only was I there to guide my mentee and share my knowledge within the Fashion Industry, but it’s given me the opportunity to develop as a leader and better my self-awareness.