Re:So Stockists Fashion, Art and Homewares – Work Based Learning

Recruiter
Re:So
Location
Southampton
Salary
Unpaid Opportunity
Posted
12 Nov 2018
Closes
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Voluntary, Unpaid

Re:So is a student supplied and student managed retail space in the centre of the city. Re:So was created in 2012 and is a part of Southampton Solent University. We are currently looking for Work Based Learning Stockists. This will be an option as the 100 hours Work Based Learning unit placement. 

Re:So stocks unique products in the categories of fashion, art and homewares.  Current ranges designed by students include: 

  • Printed t shirts and sweatshirts (Best sellers)  Fashion garments  Fashion accessories – jewellery, badges, brooches, scarves   Art – posters, framed prints and paintings, one offs, greetings cards, postcards, gift items  Homeware – cushions, lampshades 

We welcome suggestions for any new ranges by discussing before production so that commercially viable products are developed. 

To take this option as Work Based Learning you will need to: Speak to the Senior Lecturer and/or Store Manager of Re:So to agree the range proposal and timescale from concept to delivery 

Responsibilities: 

  • Assess materials cost and supply own materials 
  • Liaise with Senior Lecturer and/or Store Manager of Re:So regularly to update on progress 
  • Liaise with your module leader to sign off hours worked on the range 
  • Ensure you have a space to work to produce products (there is some flexibility to take a space in the store to do this, but this will only be in trading hours and is negotiable) 
  • Agree to sell the finished range of products in Re:So whereby the store take 30%-50% commission on all sales 
  • Tag and price the products ready for sale 

About You: 

  • Highly organised and reliable individual  Ability to work independently and organise own time  Good communicator  

Please note that the Re:So team are not able to act as technical instructors. It is your responsibility to arrange any such requirements.  Re:So will be your client and your hours will be signed off by your unit leader/lecturer. If you wish to base yourself at Re:So, the Senior Lecturer or Store Manager will sign off your hours. 

There are domestic sewing machines and an overlocker at Re:So. 

Tip: Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your CV is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email solent.futures@solent.ac.uk for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your CV checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.

Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. With overseas placements or internships it is worth noting that some companies may charge additional fees and should be thoroughly researched before committing. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact employers@solent.ac.uk

Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities:

https://portal.solent.ac.uk/support/finance/student-funding/unpaid-placement-support-grant.aspx

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