Trainline opens pop-up store with FoundPop furniture

Trainline recently launched a pop-up store called The Interview Store at London Waterloo Station to help job interview candidates alleviate the financial and emotional strain of attending interviews. The store is a result of a survey conducted by Trainline, which revealed that young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 in the UK typically spend an average of £103.15 when pursuing a new job. This cost includes expenses such as travel and clothing, which can discourage young people from seeking new employment opportunities. The pop-up store offers pre-loved outfits for free, ensuring a more sustainable and cost-effective shopping experience. Trainline also provided a limited discount of £10 on train travel to interviews. 

The pop-up store targeted Gen Z, with a focus on alleviating the stress of the interview process and providing a more affordable solution to job seekers. Although remote interviews have become more common due to hybrid working, Trainline found that a fifth of Brits still purchase new clothes for virtual interviews. The Interview Store was designed to tackle this problem and help job seekers keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets. 

FoundPop were thrilled to work with Alice Helps Design to bring this concept to life.