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Summer 2023: Fortnums x TCDT Employment Programme: Human Resources & Visual Merchandising

Venue: Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, London

Dates: This workshop ran for one day on Tuesday 22nd August 2023.

Workshop Information

The final of a series of employment programme workshops run in collaboration with Fortnum & Mason. 

This session will explore what it is like working within the Human Resources and Visual Merchandising departments.  

Human Resources is the department that looks after an organisation’s employees. They make sure all employees are hired, developed and looked after. 

Visual Merchandising is all about ensuring that you have beautiful displays and windows to bring customers in through the door. They design the props and windows, changing them every season to align with campaigns. 

Each Fortnums x TCDT Employment Programme workshop will consist of having two different departments speaking to students about their role and growth in the business, what they love doing and some of the challenges. They will also offer career advice should the students wish to grow their career in the said departments. There will be Q&A sessions with each speaker so students can ask specific questions. The session will be followed by lunch. 



This workshop will start at 9:45am and finish at approximately 12:45pm (includes lunch).


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

TCDT workshops give a chance to develop a range of transferable skills and valuable insight to possible career paths. Some of the career choices our alumni have pursued include; Architecture, Engineering, Fine Art, Jewellery Making, Art Conservation, Glass Working, Theatre Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design – the list is growing!


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 16 – 23 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have good hand-eye co-ordination. In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 12 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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