Lola Bateson

Trainee buyer


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About me

I am a friendly, sociable, and motivated individual, with strong organisational skills. Since graduating from Newcastle University two years ago, I have worked within fashion production for two major retailers. My experience has enabled me to develop an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, and to manage a heavy workload independently. Supplier management is a main focus of my current job role, and I am a confident communicator. Having studied English, I am also passionate about writing and all types of content. Aside from fashion, I am interested in beauty, fitness, art and wellbeing.


  • Fashion
  • Writing
  • Apparel
  • Account Co-ordinator
  • Account Management
  • Buying
  • Client Services
  • Clothing Alteration
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Development
  • Shows
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Copywriting

Work history


Trainee Buyer


Aug 2015
  • Currently, I am working within the buying office at the fast paced fashion retailer Primark. My role as a trainee buyer within fashion production requires high levels of organisation and prioritisation. I am responsible for the day to day running of the knitwear department, completing all administrative duties to a high standard, and managing a critical path to ensure tasks are completed on time. I communicate daily with a large supply base, managing a portfolio of 20+ suppliers. I am confident and professional in both verbal and written communication, and am comfortable liaising with clients and colleagues at all levels.


Trainee Buyer


Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in English, I completed the buying graduate scheme at luxury retailer Fenwick. My role at Fenwick was to manage the luxury handbags shop floor team, whilst also assisting the handbag buyer with all buying administrative work.




Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
  • During the summer of 2013, I undertook a role at the BBC working as a production runner on 'The One Show.'


LFW Backstage Intern

Fashion Scout

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012



English Literature

Newcastle University

May 2011 - May 2014
  • English Literature


A Levels


Aug 2010 - May 2011
  • English Lit (A*) Politics (A) Philosophy (A*)