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Business Alumni - Where are they now?

We are proud to say a lot of our Business alumni are now successfully employed in their chosen sector. We've caught up with some of our Business alumni to see where they are now and how far they have progressed in their careers since leaving College. 

Sophie Ackerman - Visual Merchandising Manager at Anthropologie 

Sophie Ackerman was a student at Sheppey College 4 years ago. She completed Business Level 3 which contained units on visual merchandising and event management. Sophie completed work experience whilst with us, at Notcutts Garden Centre in Maidstone working on the visual displays there. After achieving a Distinction* in her level 3 programme at Sheppey College, Sophie went on to complete a visual merchandising course at the London Fashion Retail Academy. Sophie now works as as a full time Visual Merchandising Manager at Anthropologie in Tunbridge Wells:

"I also get lots of opportunities to work with other visual merchandisers in the London stores including our flagship on Regent Street. We work together to set up new seasons and displays, as well as open stores around the country."

"My time at College definitely contributed towards my employment; not only for the qualification but all of the other skills I gained too."

Below are some images of Sophie's work: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a student at Sheppey College, we'd love to hear from you. Please email Tia.Eskisan@eastkent.ac.uk to share your success.