You can do a degree before joining a retail company as a trainee merchandiser. Employers recruit from a range of degree subjects. Particularly relevant subjects include:
- fashion buying and merchandising
- fashion and business
- retail business management
It's useful to get some retail or office based experience during your studies to help you stand out when you apply for graduate roles.
Your university careers service can help you to find summer placement, internship and year placement opportunities.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree