A study by consulting firm AICC shows that people are increasingly searching for a career in fashion, with over 30% of respondents to the survey saying they have a job in the industry.
“The trend is very positive,” said Dan Maclean, chief executive of the consultancy.
“It’s very much part of the mainstream job market.”
However, the research suggests there is a gap between the average career aspirations of fashion professionals and their actual employment prospects.
“This is really interesting because it indicates that the career aspiration of the fashion professional is lower than that of the other professional groups,” said Mr Maclean.
“So it’s not surprising that there’s a gap in aspirations and aspirations for fashion professionals.”
But the gap is not as great as we think.
“The survey also showed that while the majority of respondents (53%) believe they will be able to achieve their career aspirations, only 28% of them actually achieve them.”
We see this in our overall survey.
We have this gap in the perception of what the career paths are, and what they can achieve,” Mr Maclay said.”
That’s very interesting because people are looking for a different career path than they’re really getting.
“In a similar vein, a recent survey of fashion and fashion-related industries showed a clear divide in the way the industries were viewed.”
In terms of how they perceive fashion, it’s the same as it’s been for the last five years,” Mr MacDonald said.”[It’s] a gap of around 12%.
“There’s been a lot of interest in the job market in terms of the growth of the job-market in the fashion industry.”
Mr Maclean said the survey also shows a number of trends that are shaping the fashion landscape, including:The average number of people working in the sector is growing steadily over the last year.
However, Mr Macleans findings also show that there is an increasing emphasis on the needs of women, with women representing 20% of the workforce, up from 9% in 2014.
The number of female designers working in fashion is growing too.
The report also found that women are increasingly being hired as part of an organisation, and in some industries, women are now more likely to be senior managers than their male counterparts.
“There is an enormous amount of pressure on women and men in the workplace to be the boss, to be in charge, to have authority and to be perceived as the boss,” Mr McMillan said.
Topics:fashion,industry,employment,jobs,people,business-economics-and-finance,jobs-and_employment,federal-government,canberra-2600,act,york-2300First posted April 07, 2020 08:59:56Contact Greg StenningMore stories from New South Wales