You could get into this job through an advanced apprenticeship in fashion and textiles, specialising in footwear.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
Working towards this role
You could start as a design assistant in a studio and learn on the job. With further training, you could begin to produce your own designs.
It's very important to put together a portfolio of work that you can take to interviews. This should include designs, technical drawings and mood boards to show your creative talents.