Graduate Fashion Recruiting and FMCG Recruitment
Whether you’re an SME looking to build your team or a global plc company wanting to hire graduates; Give A Grad A Go can offer an outstanding Graduate Fashion and FMCG recruitment service completely tailored to your business's unique needs.
Need to hire Fashion talent and FMCG candidates quickly? We can send you incredible graduates within 48 hours, with no obligation to hire and no upfront costs. Our average time to fill a role is 23 working days (the industry average is 42), with some of our fantastic candidates being hired in as quick as 2 days.
Find out more on this page about why we are the Graduate Fashion and FMCG Recruitment Experts.
What our clients say about us
"Nick at Give a Grad a Go was very helpful from the start of the engagement. He helped me with the job spec and understood the type of candidate we were looking for straight away.
The shortlist contained relevant applicants and on interviewing them I was impressed with how well they met the brief. All in all very satisfied with the FMCG recruitment service from the guys at Give a Grad a Go."
John, Finance Director, American Restaurant Chain
Why we're one of London's top Fashion Recruitment Agencies
10 + years
10+ years Experience
We are Graduate Fashion and FMCG recruitment specialists. Since 2009, we've supported the growth of thousands of companies. 90% of our clients use us on a repeat basis, to recruit for job roles ranging from Junior, entry-level hiring, to Senior Management and graduate's who have progressed and looking for their 2nd and 3rd career moves.
From temp-to-perm and contract hires, to assessment days and marketing support, our range of Recruitment Services are completely bespoke to you. Your assigned Account Manager will help you design a hiring process tailored to fit your businesses' needs and goals and check in regularly offering advice on salaries based on our quarterly graduate employment reports as well as guidance on job specifications to sell your business in the best way possible.
Compared to other FMCG recruiters, we handpick talented and perfectly matched candidates for your company through our thorough screening process. With a 94% probation-period pass rate, our candidate statistics speak for themselves.
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Our top tips for Fashion Recruiters:
Whether you're looking to hire a Fashion Designer, to hire a Fashion Consultant or to hire a Merchansider, here are our expert tips for fashion recruitment and finding excellent fashion talent:
1. Be flexible with candidate experience
Working in the fashion industry is extremely competitive and can be difficult for graduates to get into. As experienced fashion recruiters, we advise companies to be flexible in terms of the types of skills you’re looking for when you hire fashion staff.
Avoid requiring candidates to have extensive previous experience, as many junior candidates looking for entry-level fashion jobs may not have this, instead, it's best to focus on other candidate qualities in your recruitment process.
2. Focus on personality
Building on our above point, we advise you to focus on the personality traits you require in a candidate. Whether you're working in fashion buying recruitment, luxury fashion recruitment or you're looking to hire fashion photographer, it's crucial to look for candidates to have a genuine passion for the industry, have the drive to work often long days and have a creative mindset.
The beauty of hiring graduates is that you can mould them from day one to fit the role and your company, so in your job specification keep it simple and list the essential skills and requirements. Visit our blog for more of the benefits of hiring graduates.
3. Have an engaging fashion job description
One of the best ways to attract top talent and the right candidates to your fashion role is to have a stand-out and well-written job description. Make sure to have a section at the top that describes your company, this is your chance to sell your role to a candidate so list any impressive statistics, exciting clients you're working with and upcoming projects.
It's then important to include all the day-to-day tasks of the role and working hours in detail so a candidate can see if this is a role they'll enjoy. Our top fashion recruitment tip is to have a 'benefits of the job' section and list all the benefits of the role.
Graduates value more than just salary, so be sure to include opportunities for progression, training packages, company benefits and anything else they'll gain from the role.
4. Offer a fair and competitive starting salary
It's important to make sure you're not taking candidates looking for entry-level fashion jobs for granted. Sometimes, junior fashion jobs are unpaid or minimum wage.
Being wary of the value of a candidate is important for top fashion recruitment agencies so that you're not taking advantage or undervaluing new starters.
Visit our graduate employment statistics archive to find out what other fashion companies are paying their graduates:
What’s the most important qualities to look for when hiring for a Fashion role?
Our expert fashion recruiters and FMCG recruitment consultants have years of experience working to find fashion designers, hire a fashion consultant, FMCG sales, fashion staffing and fashion talent. They have some useful top tips for what to look out for when you’re hiring for entry-level fashion jobs:
“It is important to look for someone who has the skills for the role. A candidate might have relevant experience that is not necessarily direct. This experience could be found in extracurricular activities such as someone who has done an internship or being a part of fashion society at University.
Our FMCG recruitment specialists and fashion employment agency consultants will be able to select candidates with the necessary skills for your company”
Candidates understand what it takes to work in the industry:
“Fashion recruiters need to find someone who is hard-working rather than someone who just wants an easy creative role just because it sounds cool.
Roles in fashion aren’t always as creative as they sound, for example, a logistics role in a fashion company may sound very glamorous but could be better suited to a candidate who is more analytical and strategic.
The key things you should look out for are the candidate’s qualities: hard-working, dynamic and passionate about their work, and not just the industry”.
Hardworking and committed:
"The fashion industry is a very competitive industry to get into, so employing someone who is willing to work hard from the very start will be beneficial to your company.
With fashion recruitment, London is particularly competitive. Give A Grad A Go look for graduates who have shown willingness to work hard and be organised from the get-go and show their passion for the role.
It is always a bonus if a candidate has a fashion or creative industry experience but remember that it isn’t essential."
Looking for a fashion recruitment agency in London? Here's our expert fashion and FMCG recruitment service:
Looking for FMCG recruitment agencies and Fashion recruitment agencies in London? You’ve come to the right place. At Give A Grad A Go, we have years of experience in the FMCG and fashion sectors, working with SME's to large global companies.
So whether you’re looking to hire retail staff, hire a Product Designer or hire a Production Assistant, here are some of the many ways we can help add exceptional fashion and FMCG candidates to your business:
1. First understand your unique company goals and ways of working
From the outset, you will be assigned an Account Manager, who will be an expert in your industry. Your FMCG or Fashion recruitment specialist will meet with you and check in regularly to get to know in-depth the needs of the business, which of our services will be the best fit and understand exactly the type of candidate/s you are looking for to grow your team
2. Offer expert advice and consultation style changes
In order to attract the right talent to a role, our industry expert recruiters will work alongside you every step of the way throughout the hiring process, offering advice on salaries based on our quarterly graduate employment reports as well as guidance on job specifications, from the best job titles to use, to how to sell your business in the best way possible.
3. A database of talented Fashion and FCMG candidates
At Give A Grad A Go, we have a plethora of talented graduates ready to go, with 84% of candidates we work with achieving a 1st, a 2.1 or a Masters degree at University. With a database of over 300,000 we match the perfect graduates to a range of job roles every day, no matter how niche or specific your Marketing role is.
4. Share our insights into the graduate jobs market
We know the graduate jobs market inside out, so as part of our bespoke service at Give A Grad A Go we've created a range of useful material designed to inform update and, advise our clients. Check out our employer recruitment blog full of the latest FCMG and Fashion recruitment news and talent acquisition advice.
5. Onboarding and aftercare
Even if you are not actively looking to hire, our consultants are always here to help. They will check in with you at various times throughout the year to find out about your hiring plans, provide useful updates about the graduate recruitment market, and will always keep an eye out for specific top talent if you're looking for something rare.