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Brief Published: 8 Sep 2011

Student Competition with Next


In a bid to support fresh fashion talent, British high-street retailer Next has just launched a competition to find the most business savvy first year student on De Montfort University’s (DMU) retail management course. The winner will receive a paid four-week placement at Next’s HQ.

With Next and DMU both based in Leicester, in the Midlands area of the UK, the competition embraces not only new talent, but also locality.

The student who performs best over a series of business challenges will not only win the short placement, but also a guaranteed interview for a year’s placement at the end of their second year. As the icing on the cake, the dilemma of what to wear to the interview will also be taken care of, with the chance to choose a suit from the Next collection.

For more on how links between education and industry can be strengthened, see last month’s Spaces report: A Spatial Education.