2016 Fashion Winners Experience Speedo

8th July 2016

Our 2016 fashion winners Hannah Ward, Alice Lea Crowe and Ben Chandler were lucky enough to win a week long work experience placement with our fantastic sponsors Speedo!


The focus of their work experience was for the winners to research and design their own swimsuit. This was a week long process which entailed them creating several mood boards and possible designs. They also attended a goggles workshop in the week where they designed a pair of goggles and went to the local pool to test them in the water!

The whole week was a very hands on experience which showed them what types of creative and technical roles are available to them. Take a look and see what the 2016 fashion winners go up to.

Ben Chandler, who won the 19-24 category, said:

“I have learnt so much and have taken away some great skills. I am so pleased that this opportunity came up. I would love to work for Speedo, when I was there I was made to feel comfortable and welcome. It was great and I loved every moment of it.”

This was an all-round positive experience and we just want to say a very special thank you to Lindsey Oliver at Speedo, whose enthusiasm and dedication to giving the winners the best possible experience really shone through.