A guide to apprenticeships at ASOS (2023)

ASOS is one of the biggest names in fashion, so it’s unsurprising that they’re a great business to work for if you’re considering an apprenticeship – or a career! – in this industry.

With offices in London, Leavesden, Birmingham and New York, and over 4,000 employees, ASOS is a fast-growing business that is highly rated for apprentice satisfaction.

We’re taking a look at how this well-established, reputable brand could be your stylish foot in the door.

Your ASOS apprenticeships questions, answered:

Why should I know about Fashion Enter?

Fashion Enter is ASOS’s apprenticeships provider. Together they work in collaboration to offer opportunities in the fashion industry, which means you’ll work at ASOS while studying at the Fashion Technology Academy (FTA).

64% of Fashion Enter’s apprentices secure a job with the same employer after they’ve completed their studies and 85% stay in employment, so this could be the key to your dream career at ASOS.

What opportunities are there?

ASOS, alongside Fashion Enter and the FTA, provides apprenticeships from Level 1 to Level 5.

These include hands-on disciplines such as stitching, machine maintenance, tailoring and pattern making, as well as programmes that incorporate business skills like product development and learning how to be a studio assistant.

Check out the diagram below to view the opportunities on offer – remember that, although ASOS isn’t mentioned in the diagram, you’ll be able to work for them while completing your studies.  

Fashion Technology Academy Course Breakdown

What will I be doing?

You’ll be working at least 30 hours per week for ASOS at their HQ in London, and the diagram above shows how many hours of study (GLH = guided learning hours) you’ll complete at the FTA.

As well as earning a salary, you’ll leave your placement with an accredited qualification, and the length of your apprenticeship will vary depending on the level.

How can I apply?

Apply via Fashion Enter or the FTA website. Fashion Enter also works with other businesses in the fashion industry, so be sure to keep an eye out for the ASOS-specific opportunities that they have available – or contact Fashion Enter to ask.

Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 and above to qualify, including English and maths, but this may vary depending on the level of apprenticeship that you apply for.

Could you be the next fresh face in fashion?

A quick Google search for ‘ASOS careers’ will show you that ASOS are hiring… big time.

This means that they are expanding rapidly and are always on the lookout for new talent with innovative ideas, and what better way to introduce yourself to the business than through an apprenticeship? If you’re a creative person with a love for clothing, don’t hesitate to apply – secure your dream job!