Life at Trend Bible | Meet our interns

Written by Owen Wright

14 November 2018


Over the past ten years, Trend Bible have welcomed more than 70 interns, bringing their passion, creativity and knowledge to the team. Many have gone on to work with us after graduating, or have secured excellent jobs within the industry.

We’re firm believers in the insights, inspiration and sheer hard work that interns can bring, which is why they are such valued members of the team from day one. Every intern offers a fresh pair of eyes and is able to contribute something new. We pride ourselves on ensuring each and every intern gets to experience every element of our business, making it an equally rewarding experience for them and us.

November is one of the busiest periods in the studio for both our Trend Books and Consultancy projects. We’re excited to have six interns with us at the moment who are getting involved in a variety of tasks and making such a wonderful contribution to our work.

Say hello to our Trend Bible Interns 2018

From Glasgow to Birmingham, our internship programme attracts students and graduates from all over the UK.

(Left to right): Jaz, April, Amy, Amelia, Margot and Jemima

Jaz Bhogal, Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design | Leeds Arts University

“I view myself as a creative, but not necessarily as a designer. I’ve found that I excel at and enjoy the research process of each Uni project, then I discovered that trend forecasting pretty much fits that description – a creative researcher. I applied for a Trend Bible internship because I wanted to learn more about it! Being involved in consultancy has really helped to expand my knowledge on how consumers’ minds behave. My knowledge of trends and the ways in which they work can now be implemented in whatever career path I decide to take. Whilst every day is different, I really value the Monday morning meetings because being treated as one of the team really helps you feel like you belong at Trend Bible and do the best you can do!”

April Howie, Fashion Promotion | University of Central Lancashire

“I’ve been following Trend Bible for a few years on social media and as soon as I saw they were offering internships I just had to apply. The mentoring and one-to-ones have been amazing to bounce ideas off for my final year, as well as gaining tips for my future career. Making connections has been really valuable. Alongside gaining knowledge and experience, I’ve made the most amazing friends.”

Amy Brown, Interior Design and Spatial | Northumbria University

“I applied for an internship because my University always spoke really highly of Trend Bible, they’ve always been a source of inspiration for my work. This experience has further inspired my dissertation at Uni – I took part in a ‘beers and ideas’ session focusing on ethical living which I found really interesting and want to look into further for my degree. I’ve gained personal insight into different job roles and skills, helping me to develop a workplace mindset. The amount of involvement and responsibility I was given made me feel like a valued member of the team.”

Amelia Lowry, Textiles Design | Nottingham Trent University

“I’ve been involved with creative tasks such as attending trend insight panels, image sourcing and crediting, fabric sourcing and cutting and Pantone compiling, as well as different kinds of research for the subscription service, competitor analysis and market reports. The buddy system really makes me feel like I’m getting the most out of the internship and tailoring it to my individual career. I’ve loved exploring a new city and making a great group of friends I’ll stay in contact with after my internship finishes.”

Margot McChlery, Fashion Communication | Northumbria University

“I’ve been getting involved in wide variety of tasks, from consultancy and styling to image crediting and fabric cutting. With consultancy, I’m involved in a number of different aspects such as image sourcing and selecting fabrics for trends. The styling shoots are really exciting – sourcing and creating props is really fun and imaginative! For me the most enjoyable part has definitely been working with people in a really positive atmosphere, supporting me on the work I’m doing at Uni as well as Trend Bible.”

Jemima Elgey, Fashion Communication | Northumbria University 

“I applied for an internship after completing a live brief with Trend Bible in my second year of Uni. The brief gave me an insight into how trend forecasting works – I was really inspired. So far my internship at Trend Bible has been much more personal, supportive and exciting compared to the others I’ve done. The mentor system is so beneficial and really unique. It’s great to get to know a member of the team more personally. Everyone is really friendly and the studio is lovely! I love working with the other interns and helping each other out on Trend Bible tasks as well as getting advice on Uni projects.”

As a Trend Bible intern, you’ll gain hands-on experience in all areas of the business.  You’ll be integral in the creation of our trend books, work with our marketing department across our campaigns and help forecast trends two years in advance for the world’s leading brands and retailers.

Want to be part of the team? To apply for our January 2019 placements please send your CV, covering letter and portfolio to Follow #lifeatrendbible to find out more about working with us.

Written by Owen Wright

Owen joined the team as Trend Researcher in 2017 and supports the Strategy and Insight team delivering bespoke consultancy to brands and manufacturers. He previously worked as an innovation specialist at Godfrey Syrett. He has a degree in Industrial and Product Design from the University of Teeside.

We send the bespoke trend reports out to different departments in our organisation from product development to digital and customer teams. The report acts as internal inspiration that everyone can read and get something from. The feedback we get is overwhelmingly positive.


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