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Business Administration Apprenticeship Programme

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Date: 19-Feb-2021

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

We are excited to be offering apprenticeships to school leavers, but who are we?


You’ve probably heard of TK Maxx and Homesense, but you might not know that behind these brands is TJX Europe, part of The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashion. In Europe, we have a team of approximately 33,000 employees, over 600 stores, and our e-commerce site, tkmaxx.com.


We are a dynamic and diverse organisation. We love growing and developing talent therefore if you join us for our Apprenticeship programme, we’ll be doing that for you from the moment you step through the door.


Apprenticeship summary


Are you a school leaver looking to get stuck in to work and kick start your career in Retail?


At TJX we want YOU! We are offering you the opportunity to join us as an Apprentice. You do not need any prior experience or qualification, as we want people who want to gain a qualification while working in our fast pace, dynamic and diverse Buying Operations Teams, If you have a passion for fashion, keen to understand our Off Price world, have the drive and enthusiasm to learn, apply to our Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship today!


Job Role


So what is it? Well, it’s a real job, for you to join our Buying Operations Team who support our Buying and Merchandising teams. You will support with sample coordination, running reports, helping our Buyers with their strategy meetings, and providing general administration support to the team.


You'll be working with friendly, passionate people. You will be allocated a Buying Operations buddy will show you the ropes, plus you'll have a supervisor who will support you on your journey developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours, and you’ll be part of a cohort with other Apprentices who are all in the same boat!


Your learning and training will take place at the Fashion Retail Academy, which you will visit twice a month. You'll be working towards an accredited Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration. Off the job training and learning will be delivered as well by us throughout the course within our head office and stores.






Our apprenticeship programme will help to build your confidence and develop skills to support your future career. The qualification takes 18 months to complete, after which you can apply to continue onto our Level 4 Buying and Merchandising Apprenticeship or explore other opportunities within TJX Europe.


Your support hub

Development Supervisor

Fashion Retail Academy Tutor

TJX Mentor

TJX Buddy

Dedicated time to complete off the job learning and self-study activities / assignments 




Team Player

Can work to deadlines

Excellent communication skills

Able to multi-task


Committed & reliable


Personal qualities


Driven and motivated



Can build relationships



Positive ‘can do’ attitude

Keen to learn



Things to consider


As a local employer with our offices based in Watford for over 20 years, we are keen to offer this opportunity to young talent from our hometown and surrounding areas.


You will also need to travel to the Fashion Retail Academy in Central London twice a month.


Start Date – May 2021

Job Segment: Apprentice, Merchandising, Garment, Apparel, Fashion Merchandising, Entry Level, Retail, Fashion