FreestyleXtreme – A UWE Jobshop success story

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

In the offices of FreestyleXtreme there are no claustrophobic cubicles or stuffy suits. In fact, many of the staff are dressed head-to-toe in the latest alternative fashion brands – each new place you turn you’ll spot a Volcom sweater, a brightly-coloured pair of DC shoes or New Era baseball cap. If the ‘real world’ is meant to be a scary and boring place then somebody forgot to tell these guys.

Based in St Philips, www.FreestyleXtreme.com is an e-commerce business specialising in action sports clothing and casual, who ship apparel from many of the aforementioned brands around the world. The company has long been involved with the UWE Jobshop and has hired a steadily increasing number of language students to assist with translating the content of their website.

“It makes great sense for local businesses to employ through the UWE,” says FreestyleXtreme Marketing Director Ben Richardson. “Doing so is something that benefits both sides. For students, it offers a chance for the practical application of expertise and learning what is relevant in a working environment. As employers, we get access to young, enthusiastic people working with the latest skill sets and a hunger to prove themselves.”

As proof we need look no further than the corner of the office, where a young man sits behind a large Mac screen. Four years ago, Séan Kenny was hired through the UWE Jobshop and already rocketed through the ranks to become the company’s Head of Design.

“It is great to know that the skills taught in lectures can be put into practice. They really helped me develop,” Séan tells us.

FreestyleXtreme actively promotes UWE Jobshop to local business partners as a source of young talent. They are also frequently on the lookout for staff to assist their rapidly-expanding business. Be sure to keep checking the Jobshop listings for your own opportunity!

Related Links

Comments

No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.
 

Leave a comment!

Read more...

UWE Students' Union
Apply for holiday jobs today

Tue 07 Jan 2014

JobShop have received lots of job vacancies for the summer ahead. Apply now!

 
UWE Students' Union
Jobshop Survey Results

Tue 29 May 2012

See the feedback received from users of the Jobshop.

 
UWE Students' Union
FreestyleXtreme – A UWE Jobshop success story

Fri 27 Apr 2012

 
 

Latest news from across the Students' Union

SU President Blog
Snapchat Question Time!

Tue 31 Mar 2015

With Kerry McCarthy, MP for Bristol East

 
Green Leaders
Volunteer Opportunities with BeeBristol

Tue 31 Mar 2015

 
Green Leaders
Props designer for LitterARTI

Tue 31 Mar 2015

 
Green Leaders
LitterARTI artist liaison

Tue 31 Mar 2015

 
 

Share this story!



Top Exam and Revision Tips!

Mon 30 Mar 2015

Prepare for the upcoming exam period

 
Award Winners Announced

Fri 27 Mar 2015

View Student Rep & Student Led Teaching Award winners in full

 
Opening Hours for Students' Union Services

Wed 25 Mar 2015

See the opening times over Easter and Exams

 
Statement on Recent Events by the VP Community and Welfare

Wed 18 Mar 2015

VP Community Welfare

Scarlett Oliver responds to WesternEye article

 
 



Advertisement
First Bus at UWE