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Liz Loss Prevention Graduate
- Name: Liz
- Job Title: Loss Prevention Graduate
- University attended: The University of Winchester
- Course studied at University: Applied Criminology (MSc), Criminology (BSc)
What is it like working for TJX Europe?
Within TJX Europe I feel valued and everyone really welcomed me into the team. Having previously worked for TK Maxx in stores I already knew what a great company it is. It is an amazing place to work as I am always presented with new and exciting challenges. As a company TJX is fast-paced, has a unique culture and great people. I am really enjoying the graduate programme and look forward to continuing my career here.
Tell me about your career progression/on-going development with TJX Europe.
I am always being given chances to develop, and I am growing and becoming more confident within my role. During the first year I have been able to gain an understanding of Loss Prevention as a function. This has given me the knowledge to shape the next 12 months around what I am most interested in. From this, I am starting to develop a clear vision of what my future role might be upon completion of the graduate programme. Everyone is keen to offer advice and share their knowledge, which is something I really appreciated with being new to the graduate programme.
How much responsibility are you given?
My colleagues are really supportive and are keen for me to develop and further my understanding of Loss Prevention. During the first year my role changed as I rotated through the different areas of Loss Prevention. I have been responsible for my own learning and have often been given important projects which have allowed me to build relationships with people throughout the business. Having progressed to the second year, that responsibility has increased and I am now in a management role within TK Maxx stores to reduce loss and deter crime.
What is a typical working day like?
Every day is different and that’s what I love. My role has varied as I have spent time with different areas within Loss Prevention. TJX Europe has given me the opportunity to travel and visit new countries in Europe that I have never been to. As some examples, I have been involved in third party stakeholder meetings, had my say in the making of training documents and worked in our E-Commerce building. The world of Loss Prevention is an exciting one and there is lots to it – I learn something new every day!