Events Student Placement

Closing date: Friday 6th April


Job Title: Events Student Placement

Department: Events

Reports To: Events Manager and Senior Events Manager

Location: Somerset House, London

Type: Full Time


The BFC is looking for an enthusiastic student placement to support the Events Department, assisting with delivery across all events including London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men’s, London Fashion Week Festival and The Fashion Awards.


  • Collating the Designer Showrooms furniture/insurance forms for London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Festival and London Fashion Week Men’s
  • Managing furniture load-in onsite
  • Acting as a point of contact for all onsite designers/visitor enquiries at all BFC events
  • Supporting the Events team with onsite events and collating/managing guest lists
  • Assisting with the fulfilment of goodie bags and helps to source quality/luxury items to be inserted within an agreed deadline
  • Supporting the team in sending all invites for The Fashion Awards
  • Coordinating ticket collections on the evening of The Fashion Awards and act as a point of contact for any questions at the Box Office
  • Creating presentations for internal and external use   
  • General office admin - booking couriers, filing content on the server etc.   

Skills & Requirements

Person Specification

    • A second year degree student on a relevant fashion/events course seeking a placement for a sandwich year
    • Excellent analytical and organisational skills with an eye for detail
    • Strong communicator, both verbally and in written form   
    • Organised, calm and employs a methodical approach to work in a fast-paced, high- pressure environment   
    • Is solutions focused and manages problems in a positive way
    • Able to prioritise, monitor and track critical paths and meet deadlines
    • A keen interest in fashion events and always up to date with current trends/industry news
    • Well presented, self-motivated and takes initiative   
    • Maintains a positive attitude and develops strong working relationships with colleagues and clients 
    • Computer literate including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word) and Outlook

    Additional Information

    • Job type: Internship to meet university work placement requirements of up to 1 year, commencing June 2018
    • Salary: National Minimum Wage
    • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays
    • Standard company working hours, flexibility required during events, exhibitions, etc.
    • Confirmation of internship subject to successful completion of a 1 month probationary period
    • Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
    • The BFC is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How To Apply 

    • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
    • Candidates must meet the essential job description criteria for consideration
    • Unfortunately, the BFC is unable to respond personally to candidates that do not meet the mandatory criteria

    Successful candidates will be notified in writing and invited for an informal 20 to 30 minute first-stage interview with the Events Manager and Senior Events Manager.

    Candidates should apply in writing with a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV and email to Jennifer Lee: