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Kayleigh Security and Loss Prevention Management Graduate

  • Name: Kayleigh
  • Job Title: Security and Loss Prevention Management Graduate
  • University attended: The University of Lincoln
  • Course Studied at University: MSc in Forensic Psychology

What is it like working for TJX Europe?

One thing that was a surprise when I began working for TJX Europe was how easily it was to make some really good friends. I learnt very quickly that humour is the foundation of the working friendships, especially with the other Graduates. These relationships continually drive the company’s ability to achieve results due to a shared feeling of responsibility and belonging to the TJX Europe team. These connections are also essential as a support network, particularly when waking up cranky at 4.30am to do a surprise audit or travel somewhere new.

Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.

Being apart of the Loss Prevention Graduate scheme as given us an opportunity to learn about various parts of the business, from the very beginning of the supply chain and all the way to the stores. This has continuously grown our knowledge of the business and increased our confidence networking within the company and slowly moving into management roles.

How much responsibility are you given? 

Year 1 of the Graduate scheme is largely focused on us taking responsibility for our own learning, through shadowing others, see new areas of the business and asking an incessant amount of questions. In the second year our levels of responsibility are increased from our own personal development to management roles, which increases through various rotations and as we grow in confidence and ability.

What is a typical working day like?

A typical day in our role is sometimes hard to define, as each day is so varied and different. You can wake up with a plan and by 10am it’s completely changed due to changing business needs and you’re off doing something different. Flexibility is key. Each day you learn something new, whether it’s travelling to a new site in Europe or a store in central London, meeting new business partners or having a candid conversation, there is never a day when you leave work having not learned something new about either the business or yourself.