Apprentice, BoF Insights

| London, Greater London, England, GBR
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The Business of Fashion is seeking an Apprentice to provide research, analysis and operational support to our data and advisory think tank, BoF Insights. BoF Insights arms global fashion and luxury companies with in-depth research and bespoke advisory. This is an exciting, 18-month opportunity reporting to the Associate Director of Strategy.

With an organised and meticulous approach to work, you will have strong analytical and research skills and a passion for the fashion business. You will be supporting our team based in London and New York with the production of research and analysis for published content and private clients, including editorial support, data analysis and image research. 

Who Are We?

The Business of Fashion is recognised around the world for its authoritative, analytical point of view on the global fashion and beauty industries. Our mission: to open, inform and connect the global fashion and beauty industries.

Serving members in more than 125 countries, The Business of Fashion combines independent, agenda-setting journalism with practical business advice, online learning, career-building tools and immersive events, powering positive change in fashion and the wider world.

Over time, our pioneering approach has made BoF the fashion industry’s leading source of business intelligence, and one of its most respected and influential voices, simply because you won’t find BoF’s original reporting, analysis and advice anywhere else. The Business of Beauty brings the same kind of agenda-setting coverage to the beauty and wellness space. Today, our talented team of correspondents, editors, analysts, engineers, designers, marketers and more numbers more than 100 people in London, New York, Paris and Milan.

Commitment to Diversity

BoF is committed to building a diverse workforce and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants and employees receive equal treatment regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity.

Commitment to Inclusivity

BoF is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and reach their full potential within their roles using a growth mindset. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture for our employees globally.

Commitment to Accessibility

BoF is committed to providing an accessible environment for all applicants throughout any stage of the recruitment process, by removing any barriers to ensure we offer a process that gives all of our applicants an opportunity to shine.

We will work with you to understand what adjustments you may need in the recruitment process to ensure you are able to perform at your best and we want to create a safe space to support this. Should you require any particular adjustment to be made, please let the Talent Specialist who is managing your application know when you are contacted for an interview, so we can consider how best we can support you with this. 

What We Need You To Do

To be successful in this role:

  • You will ensure the smooth running of the BoF Insights team based in London and New York through coordination with other functions such as marketing and design
  • You will make sure the existing BoF Insights processes are followed, e.g. file naming, archiving
  • You will conduct research for the team across a broad range of assigned topics
  • You will analyse both quantitative and qualitative data with a strong attention to detail
  • You will develop impactful charts and data visualisations and draw insights from your analysis
  • You will support the development of project plans
  • You will support client needs and requests
  • You will ensure the accurate and efficient production and formatting of written content, including within our in-house CMS
  • You will conduct image research to identify appropriate, on-brand visuals to support research and analysis
  • You will proofread written content to ensure it is free of errors and adheres to our house style
  • You will promote a culture of excellence through outstanding attention to detail

Who You Are

With exceptional communication skills and an energetic can-do attitude, you perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines with a strong sense of accountability and attention to detail.

Outside of that, you have the following skills that will help set you up for success:

  • Clear, concise and accurate writing in various formats
  • Exceptional proofreading skills
  • An analytical and creative flair, reflected in chart ideas and image selection
  • An understanding of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Google Sheets and Slides
  • An ability to thrive and maintain professionalism in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

You’ll Know You’re Successful When…

  • You collaborate seamlessly across departments and are known for your ability build strong relationships, receiving strong feedback from others at BoF and from clients
  • Research and analysis is produced smoothly and on time
  • Research and analysis is high quality, according to our house style and free of errors 
  • You have a clear understanding of the BoF Insights brand

More Information on The Business of Fashion
The Business of Fashion operates in the Fashion industry. The company is located in New York City, NY. It has 1155 total employees. To see all 4 open jobs at The Business of Fashion, click here.
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