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

Please login to comment.

No comments have been made.
 

Read more...

Apply for holiday jobs today

Tue 07 Jan 2014

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

 
Jobshop Survey Results

Tue 29 May 2012

See the feedback received from users of the Jobshop.

 
 

Latest news from across the Union

Donate your unwanted items in the Bristol Big Give

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Help keep the city clean and raise money for charity.

 
Opening hours during Easter holidays

Mon 14 Apr 2014

Find out when the SU, Shop, Bars and Advice Centre are open during the Easter break.

 
Important: Possible assessment boycott by UCU

Fri 11 Apr 2014

SU logo

Update 17th April: Boycott postponed

 
RAG is relaunching at UWE!

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Find out how you can get involved

 
 

Share this story!


Become a PAL

Put your knowledge and experience to good use

 
Mural Design Competition - Win £150!
Get Inspired

Submit a design and win up to £150!

 
VOTING NOW OPEN

Get involved and have your say!

 
Bondax & Karma Kid to Headline ‘Abandon Ship’

The official UWE annual send-off party on May 16th at Motion

 
 



Advertisement
Students.. are you Hungry? Dominos delivering till