“The level of trust & scope of opportunity afforded to myself and my fellow MDP’s within the first ten months of being on the programme has been staggering.
My first rotation was taking care of Lyle & Scott’s rich Archive, immersing myself in the history of the company. Through cataloguing & digitising the contents of the Archive, I created resources for the rest of the business to call upon. A particular highlight for me is seeing how Archive garments have inspired pieces in the Design team’s current collections.
Being given full responsibility for an area of the business allowed me to specialise, gaining knowledge which continues to serve me & the business since I finished that rotation.
“The level of trust & scope of opportunity afforded to myself and my fellow MDP’s within the first ten months of being on the programme has been staggering.”
Whilst completing my first rotation I was also offered the opportunity to visit one of our factories in Turkey to complete quality control checks on our products at the point of manufacture. This was a fantastic opportunity to see a side of the business that most in the company do not experience.
Within my second rotation, I have had the opportunity to travel internationally to complete market research. I’m also currently working on implementing a CRM system which would be used cross-departmentally.
Finally, during our time on the programme, myself and my fellow cohort of MDP’s have supported on two Go To Market events. These events are where our newest collection is presented to our international agents & distributors. Having the opportunity to present during the second event in Marrakech was truly a highlight of my nascent career & one that I won’t forget quickly.”