Textile Design student lands graduate job with Belfield Furnishings

Final year BA (Hons) Textile Design student Hannah Dore has been offered a graduate role as a merchandising assistant working for leading furniture and furnishings manufacturers company, Belfield Furnishings.

Cushions designed by Hannah Dore
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Final year BA (Hons) Textile Design student Hannah Dore has been offered a graduate role as a merchandising assistant working for leading furniture and furnishings manufacturers company, Belfield Furnishings.

The company works with most of the UK’s leading high street retailers, and Hannah believes that the opportunities and support she received from NTU during her studies were crucial to her securing the role.

Hannah will work in soft furnishings division, within a dedicated Marks and Spencer's team. Her responsibilities will include managing the critical path for all new M&S products, ordering and inspecting samples and assisting technologists on product quality and test reports.

Hannah said: "I am excited to learn new things in this role, to expand my knowledge of soft furnishings and to have the chance to work with the area of textiles as that is my passion. I look forward to the responsibilities that come with my new role and working with people in the industry."

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design team works closely with the University’s Employability Team to maximise opportunities for students to network and make connections before they graduate. The course has excellent opportunities for exposure of student work which includes a variety of live projects.

Hannah told us: "In Year Two I completed a live brief for Romo, an interior furnishings company based in Nottingham. In teams, we had to follow a brief which included looking at trends and the companies background. We then had to present our collection to the head designers.

"I feel that studying Textile Design at NTU has really prepared me for the industry. Not only do we learn about designing but we are also taught about the technicalities and responsibilities that come with it. We have strong paper work to back up our decisions and processes that show a understanding of what we are doing."

Textile Design student lands graduate job with Belfield Furnishings

Published on 16 July 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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