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Aaron Loss Prevention Graduate
- Name: Aaron
- Job Title: Loss Prevention Graduate
- University attended: University of Stirling & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Course studied at University: Psychology & Statistics
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
It is like being part of a family. The company has established a great working culture and atmosphere. There are friendly and helpful colleagues as well as managers, whose objective it is to aid you through your career and enable you to succeed.
TJX Europe with its off-price business model is set in a fast paced, exciting industry requiring constant improvisation and flexibility from you. It is a great company if you are in for an adventure and to learn.
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
TJX Europe is a business that puts a strong emphasis on making your ambitions become reality. This is particularly interesting as TJX Europe is a fast growing business around Europe, which steadily secures new roles created in an international context.
I started with the company one year ago because a Graduate scheme seemed most suitable for me to maximise my learning and develop my skills in a cooperative setting.
The roadmap for us Graduates is to go through a two year programme in order to see and experience the ins and outs of the company providing us with an ideal toolkit to kick start our careers in a rapidly expanding company. After those two years we will enter a specialist role with the goal to progress in 12 months into a managing role.
How much responsibility are you given?
I believe that the responsibility given to us is increasing with every week during the course of the Graduate scheme with the goal to take over the full-responsibility of a role at the end of the two years. The great thing about the Graduate scheme is that we act as a pair of fresh eyes and therefore are given a lot of opportunities to vocalise and present our ideas. This means that the company takes an active interest into our opinions, so it is our responsibility to contribute to the success and growth of TJX Europe.
What is a typical working day like?
There is no typical work day as a Graduate. Luckily, routine is an unusual concept working for TJX Europe. Working with Loss Prevention the day-to-day work requirements are very reactive and a typical work day could mean driving up to our Processing Centres, working in stores, working with the different areas of the function from Analytics to Physical Security or investigate fraud and theft cases. Every week can look totally different from the previous one.