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Graduate & Placement Programme FAQs

Academic Questions

Do I need to have a degree to be considered for the Graduate Programmes?

To apply for our European Graduate Programmes, you’ll need to have already graduated, or be due to graduate. TJX Europe do have opportunities available for applicants with a variety of skills and qualifications, and so if you do not feel that the European Graduate Programme applies to you, please visit our Careers website at www.tjxeurope.com/careers.

What degrees do you accept?

We accept and encourage applications from all degree disciplines. The most important thing is to show interest and passion for the business area you are applying for and the retail sector in general.

What are your minimum academic requirements you require?

We would ideally like all candidates to have a degree and GCSEs (or equivalent) in Maths and English. If you completed your education overseas, don’t worry we will convert your grades to the UK equivalent for you.

I do not meet the minimum academic requirements, can I still apply?

Ideally the minimum requirement for our programmes should be achieved for your application to be progressed. If there were mitigating circumstances that mean you weren’t able to achieve this for whatever reason, please let us know in your application. We review this on a case-by-case basis and you may need to show us some documented evidence.

I haven't graduated yet – how can I tell you my degree classification?

Please indicate the classification that you expect to achieve, based on your current grades.

Am I eligible for the Placement Programmes?

To apply for our Placement Programmes, you must currently be working towards a sandwich degree course, in which students need to undertake a 12-month industrial placement as part of their studies. Please note: any applications that are made from those who do not fit this criterion will not be considered, and will be automatically rejected.

If you have already graduated, or are due to graduate this year, you will be eligible to apply for one of our European Graduate Programmes instead.

I am not a recent graduate, can I still apply?

Yes, you are still eligible to apply for our European Graduate Programme. Before you do, though, consider if you would still benefit from being on the programme given the amount of relevant experience you have obtained since graduating.