Simon has been working in retail as a manager and has always been interested in buying. After alot of time spent researching he knew that the course provided by Portobello Institute was the right choice for him.

Overall, Simon found the course to be great, it was very hands on and extremely beneficial for what he wanted to achieve. “I found the content extremely relevant and everything I learned I could take with me in the next steps of my career.”

Having learnt huge detail in all aspects of buying, for Simon his favourite part of the course was the buying module. “I would advise everyone to do the course work as you progress through the course rather than allow it to build up.” The course was extremely practical with all theory and skills learned in class practical for my every day job.

I would recommend for students to really commit themselves to internships or any opportunities that come up as the experience is invaluable. “I was offered an internship with BESTSELLER for 6 months which was amazing and resulted in a full time job!” BESTSELLER is an international, family owned fashion company with a range of more than 20 individual fashion brands. This company gives the opportunity to learn, grow and tailor your future career so a perfect choice for fashion buyers.

I have been recommending the fashion buying and merchandising course at Portobello Institute to people who want to start a career in buying.

Future plans look exciting for Simon with a move to Denmark with BESTSELLER at the end of October to continue his exciting career with them.

“Without the course none of this would have been possible so I’ll be forever grateful to Portobello Institute.”

To start your dream journey in Fashion Buying come to our open evening, call 01 8920007 or email sarah.reardon@portobelloinstitute.ie for full course details.