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Buying and Merchandising Apprentice 2022

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Date: 14-Jan-2022

Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, GB

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

Variety and Challenge. Growth and Opportunity.

 

In the retail business, we move fast. We’re always adapting, evolving and innovating. And the fast pace brings variety and challenge, along with continued growth and opportunity.

Explore career opportunities at TJX, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s leading off-price retailer of clothing and homeware worldwide. Our retail chains include TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense and tkmaxx.com in the United Kingdom; TK Maxx in Australia; TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; and Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada. In 2016, TJX had over $35 billion in sales, more than 3,800 shops and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

 

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 38,000 employees, over 600 stores, and our e-commerce site, tkmaxx.com.

 

We are a dynamic and diverse organisation, and 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.

Discovery is at the centre of everything we do. Wherever you find us around the world, if you can think of a product, you can probably find it in our stores. We are part of the TJX Family which includes TK Maxx, and Homesense in Europe and the UK and across the rest of the world you will find us as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra and Winners. With variety comes plenty of surprises—our environment is ever-changing, and that’s just how we like it. Every day is an opportunity to discover something new about our business, our partnerships and even something exciting about yourself.

 

Are you ready to Discover Different?

 

What you’ll discover

 

  • Inclusive culture and career growth opportunities
  • Global Organisation which collaborates across U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, click here to learn more
  • Challenging, collaborative, and team-based environment

 

What you’ll do

 

At TJX we want YOU, we are offering you the opportunity to join us as a Buying Administration Apprentice.  You will gain a Level 4 qualification whilst working in a fast paced, energetic and diverse Buying Operations Team.  Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn whilst you learn!

 

Your studies will be at the Fashion Retail Academy who have for the last 15 years, successfully delivered fashion and retail courses to over 11,000 students. At the end of your studies you would have gained an industry-recognised Apprenticeship Standard.

You will be working within a large community in our Buying Operations function who support the Buyers and partner with our Merchandising teams. You will support the buying teams with purchase order writing, flow of goods, vendor meetings, strategy and style out preparation, create and run department reports, sample coordination and any other ad hoc administration duties.

 

You'll be working with friendly, passionate people. Supported by a  Buying Operations buddy will show you the ropes, plus you'll have a supervisor who will support you on your journey developing role relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours, and you will be part of a cohort with other apprenticeships the same boat!

 

Training at the Fashion Retail Academy will take place twice a month. You'll be working towards an accredited Level 4 Apprenticeship qualification in Buying and Merchandising. Off the job training and learning delivered by us throughout the course within our Head Office and our Stores.

 

Our apprenticeship Programme takes approximately 18-24 months to complete this is where you’ll get to experience Retail in real time. Giving you the skills to develop and further your career. Learn how to be a Buyers Assistant. You’ll be coached and mentored throughout our programme and by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role in Buying Operations, or even a step towards the Graduate Scheme, as well as the option to work in other functions across the business.

 

What you’ll need

 

  • Either 3 A Levels; Traineeship or Intermediate Apprenticeship (levels 2 and 3) and / or
  • 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above in English and Math desirable)
  • To be a team player
  • Can work to deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Driven and motivated
  • Enthusiastic & passionate
  • Relationship building skills
  • Flexible with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Keen to learn
  • Able to self-manage daily tasks with several constantly changing priorities
  • Ability to multitask in a high volume and fast paced environment
  • PowerPoint, Word, Excel experience
  • Committed, reliable with excellent attention to detail

 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable journey. The chance of something huge. Something global. A Level 4 Buying & Merchandising Apprenticeship with TJX Europe is where it can all begin. Join us and Discover Different at TJX, click here to learn more.

Come and Discover Different at TJX. From opportunity and teamwork to growth, we think you’ll find that it’s so much more than a job. When you’re a part of our global TJX family, you have the full support of a diverse, close-knit group of people dedicated to finding the greatest deals and fantastic style. Best of all? They have a lot of fun doing it.

 

We care about our culture, but we also prioritise the important things like competitive salaries, solid benefits and plenty of room to grow in your role. It’s our way of empowering you to make your career here.

Apply now to be part of our September 2022 intake.

 

We consider all applicants for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and/or sexual orientation.

As proud as we are of our past success, it’s our future that excites us most. We strive to provide opportunities for growth, recognition and a competitive salary and benefits package. Share our determination to think bolder and bigger and be part of our future.


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